German forward and world cup winner Andre Schurrle has announced his retirement from football at the age of 29. After admitting that the depth of his career went deep and the Highlights reduced during his career. The ex Chelsea player canceled his remaining contract with Borussia Dortmund in the early week.
Andre Schurrle was on a loan in Russia with Spartak Moscow after he enjoyed a similar deal with fulham in the previous campaign. However, Schurrle spent 11 years of his career winning a premier league title with Chelsea. he went to Germany to win the german cup with Dortmund and Wolfsburg. He also won the world cup in 2014 with his German teammates. And now he has made the decision to leave professional football.
Schurrle spells at Mainz and Leverkusen before heading to Chelsea where he was given a premier league winners medal. Despite going to Wolfsburg in the 2015 January transfer window, just 18 months after he was in London.
The German forward got a brace in the famous semifinal match against Brazil that ended 7-1 during the 2014 world cup. He also made an assist for Mario Goetze in the final against Argentina that saw them triumph and won the world cup title.
Schurrle admits Professional football retirement
When Schurrle was interviewed by the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, he said, The decision has grown in me a long time ago.
I don’t need the applause anymore. The depth became deeper and the highlights became less and less.
You have always got to play a certain role in order to survive in the business otherwise you will lose your job and may not get a new one. Just performance on the field counts.
Schurrle said on Instagram, I want to let you know that I am stepping away from playing professional football.
On behalf of my family and myself, I want to thank everyone who was part of these Phenomenal years. The love and support you showed to me were unbelievable and more than what I could have ever asked for.
Now I am prepared and opened to any future possibilities that are coming towards me.