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Player of the Week - André Schürrle

Player of the Week - André Schürrle

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Germany moved into the quarter-finals of Brazil 2014 after a 2-1 victory over Algeria in Porto Alegre. The Algerians, who had never qualified for the last 16 before, played a fantastic match, but it was the introduction of André Schürrle, as a half-time substitute, that eventually changed the game. The scores were level after 90 minutes, so extra-time was needed to separate the teams. After just 2 minutes of extra-time, Schürrle scored. It was a fantastic goal by the Chelsea forward, who flicked the ball in the net with the ball behind him, after a cross from Thomas Müller. In the final minute, Schürrle and Arsenal forward, Mesut Özil combined and Özil made it 2-0 to the Germans. There was still time for some late drama when Algeria scored a very late consolation goal, but it was not enough and Germany will meet France in the quarter-finals.

"Andre, in front of goal, has cold blood. He’s a really good finisher."  Jose Mourinho (Chelsea manager).

Is Schürrle the first substitute to score at Brazil 2014?

Schürrle celebrates with his German teammate, Mesut Özil.Schürrle's goal was not the first by a subsitute at this World Cup. In fact, Schürrle's goal was the 26th goal scored by a substitute at Brazil 2014. This is a World Cup record for goals scored by substitutes. This record number of goals may be due to the hot conditions in Brazil. The substitutes, who are fresh, can run at tired defenders, create more chances and score more goals. Some of the goal scoring substitutes include Manchester Utd's Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Javier Hernandez (Belgium v Algeria, Spain v Australia and Mexico v Croatia) and Norwich City's Leroy Fer (the Netherlands v Chile).

What did Schürrle achieve in his first season in the Premier League?

Schürrle celebrates after scoring a hat-trick for Chelsea.After successful spells with German teams, Bayer Leverkusen and FSV Mainz 05, André Schürrle joined Chelsea in the summer of 2013. He made his debut in August 2013, and in October 2013 scored his first goal, against Premier League Champions Manchester City, in a 2-1 win for Chelsea. He scored his first ever Premier League hat-trick against Fulham in March 2014 and became only the third German to score a hat-trick in the Premier League. The other two were Jurgen Klinsmann (Spurs) and Fredi Bobic (Bolton Wanderers). Schürrle's goal against Algeria means he has now scored 14 goals in only 37 games for Germany, which is amazing for a player who is mainly used as a substitute!

"The year in England has done Schurrle good. He's gained more self-confidence and improved. I've been very happy with him so far in training." Joachim Löw (Coach of the German national team).

What do we know about André Schürrle?

André Schürrle was born in Ludwigshafen in Germany on 6 November 1990. He is the first player to play for Germany who was born after the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990. Schürrle normally plays as a winger for Chelsea, but he can also play as a second striker. Both Chelsea and Germany use Schürrle's speed to play on the counter-attack, which is often very effective as Schürrle is a good finisher as well as very fast.

Can Schürrle help Germany to win the World Cup in Brazil?

 

Schürrle celebrates with Chelsea captain, John Terry, Getty.

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Did you know......?

  • Schürrle scored a hat-trick in a 5–3 away win against Sweden in 2014 World Cup qualification.
  • Schürrle scored against Paris Saint-Germain to help Chelsea reach the Champions League semi-finals in 2013-14.
  • Schürrle has scored 5 goals in his last 5 competitive games for Germany.
  • Michael Ballack and Robert Huth are two other Germans that have played for Chelsea.
  • Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC, is the oldest stadium in the Premier League.
Schürrle celebrates his goal against Algeria, Getty.

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Will André Schürrle be an important player for Chelsea this season?
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Germany fans in Brazil, Getty.

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hsn's picture
hsn
07/01/2023
TR
5499
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Sentences
When a goal scored by a substitute it shows manager's fault on designing starting line-up.
Good finisher is a player who achieves well-timed final shoots.


hsn's picture
hsn
07/01/2023 16:59
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5499

Sentences
When a goal scored by a substitute it shows manager's fault on designing starting line-up.
Good finisher is a player who achieves well-timed final shoots.

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Gabriel Amaral
03/06/2021
BR
1512
points

My heart almost explodes when I remember Schurlle's performances at the WC in Brazil...


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Gabriel Amaral
03/06/2021 14:29
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

My heart almost explodes when I remember Schurlle's performances at the WC in Brazil...

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
20/06/2020
TR
6496
points

Germany have already won the World Cup in 2014.


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mobeckham
20/06/2020 20:39
Turkey
Manchester United
6496

Germany have already won the World Cup in 2014.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
20/06/2020
TR
6496
points

André Schürrle was an incredible player for Germany and Chelsea.


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mobeckham
20/06/2020 20:39
Turkey
Manchester United
6496

André Schürrle was an incredible player for Germany and Chelsea.

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quanmessi
13/12/2018
VN
229
points

i feel great


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quanmessi
13/12/2018 14:18
Vietnam
Manchester United
229

i feel great

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kwesimanifest
19/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I believe Schürrle can fit in a Leicester squard


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kwesimanifest
19/06/2016 15:26
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I believe Schürrle can fit in a Leicester squard

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Germany won the cup in grand style


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kwesimanifest
19/06/2016 15:23
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Germany won the cup in grand style

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I think Schürrle can be described as a utility player readily available to paly anywhere.


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kwesimanifest
19/06/2016 15:22
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I think Schürrle can be described as a utility player readily available to paly anywhere.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Schürrle has been an important player for Chelsea until he was sold


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kwesimanifest
19/06/2016 15:18
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Schürrle has been an important player for Chelsea until he was sold

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I think Schürrle and German did very well at the world cup


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kwesimanifest
19/06/2016 15:17
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I think Schürrle and German did very well at the world cup

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HakanUslu1881
23/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes they could win.


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HakanUslu1881
23/03/2016 00:10
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes they could win.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
23/03/2016
TR
1761
points

We will see.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
23/03/2016 00:09
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

We will see.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
23/03/2016
TR
1761
points

They were really good.


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HakanUslu1881
23/03/2016 00:09
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

They were really good.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
27/02/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes they will.


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assemjuve
27/02/2016 10:10
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes they will.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
27/02/2016
PS
3705
points

They deserve winning the cup.


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assemjuve
27/02/2016 10:10
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

They deserve winning the cup.

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MUGEMANYI
02/12/2015
RW
2320
points

His substitution gave Germany more efforts


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MUGEMANYI
02/12/2015 15:55
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

His substitution gave Germany more efforts

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
28/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Schurrle is a good player. He could have stayed in Chelsea but he went back to Germany. This time he's playing for 'The wolves'.


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aragorn1986
28/11/2015 20:06
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Schurrle is a good player. He could have stayed in Chelsea but he went back to Germany. This time he's playing for 'The wolves'.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
02/12/2015
RW
2320
points

Chelsea is lacking him


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
02/12/2015 15:57
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Chelsea is lacking him

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almirpereira
26/10/2015
BR
1326
points

very good


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
26/10/2015 00:48
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

very good

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
26/10/2015
BR
1326
points

Ahhh, weare arriving!!!!!!


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almirpereira
26/10/2015 00:44
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

Ahhh, weare arriving!!!!!!

raulito's picture
raulito
02/07/2014
PE
0
points

I think André Schürrle should be placed in the line-up from the start.He has shown that he is a great player to play along with Muller in the attack.Germany's performance in this tournament has been good but not as brilliant as so many people thought.Mourinho should bet for Schürrle instead of torres next season 'cause Schürrle has had a better performance than torres by far.
Germany can win the world cup,they r one of my favorites.Along with that they have a great keeper like Manuel never who have saved his defense many times by coming out of his area.Now he's been called the sweeper keeper.I think he is the most complete keeper nowadays.


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raulito
02/07/2014 19:43
Peru
Chelsea
0

I think André Schürrle should be placed in the line-up from the start.He has shown that he is a great player to play along with Muller in the attack.Germany's performance in this tournament has been good but not as brilliant as so many people thought.Mourinho should bet for Schürrle instead of torres next season 'cause Schürrle has had a better performance than torres by far.
Germany can win the world cup,they r one of my favorites.Along with that they have a great keeper like Manuel never who have saved his defense many times by coming out of his area.Now he's been called the sweeper keeper.I think he is the most complete keeper nowadays.

casena
01/07/2014
SD
1
points

I thinks Andre Schurrle did a good performance with Germany
and he will do a good season with Chelsea
but i don't think Germany will win the world cup i think too France will defeat Germany in the quarter-final


casena
01/07/2014 16:10
Sudan
Manchester United
1

I thinks Andre Schurrle did a good performance with Germany
and he will do a good season with Chelsea
but i don't think Germany will win the world cup i think too France will defeat Germany in the quarter-final

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
02/12/2015
RW
2320
points

I don't know why Chelsea sold him, he is a good player


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
02/12/2015 15:53
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I don't know why Chelsea sold him, he is a good player

Rich's picture
Rich
01/07/2014
ES
594
points

Hi Casena - I agree with you about Schurrle, I think he will be a star player for Chelsea this season. Germany v France? Well, France have been playing well but I think Germany might win on penalties! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
01/07/2014 18:42
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Casena - I agree with you about Schurrle, I think he will be a star player for Chelsea this season. Germany v France? Well, France have been playing well but I think Germany might win on penalties! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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