Chelsea star reveals Champions League heartbreak

Chelsea‘s Andre Schurrle says that watching tonight’s Champions League Final will be a difficult experience for him.

The German was a part of the Blues side knocked out in the semi-final by Atletico Madrid, who booked their spot in the Lisbon showpiece game against Real Madrid.

Around the same time as their European elimination Chelsea also saw their Premier League hopes come to a close, leaving them empty handed in Jose Mourinho’s first season back at Stamford Bridge.

Schurrle says that he will be watching the final, but that the pain of not being involved after coming so close will make it a tough experience:

“We’re disappointed because we didn’t win anything and I hope we come back stronger next season.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.

“Third place in the league is not where we wanted to end up and when you get to the Champions League semi-final you want to go on and win the title.

“Of course I will watch the final but I will think ‘I could have been there’ so I won’t watch it with the biggest interest.

“It all went wrong for us in one week. We lost to Atletico and then drew at home to Norwich.

“We almost won both competitions but didn’t win either. That is the disappointing thing.”

Schurrle enjoyed a good debut season at Chelsea following his 2013 move to the club from Bayer Leverkusen, establishing himself as a key first-team player during the end of season run-in.