Andre Schurrle has announced his retirement from football at the age of 29 years.
The Ex-Chelsea player and 2014 world cup winner was surprisingly seen to announce his retirement from football at the age of 29, after suffering injury woes.
The German admitted that “depths became deeper and the highlights less and less” during his career.
The former Leverkusen player and Borussia Dortmund forward did cancel the remaims of his contract with the Bundesliga side earlier in the week.
Sky sports reports that Schurrle spent last season on loan in Russia with Spartak Moscow having enjoyed a similar stint with Fulham in the previous campaign.
However, Schurrle had a great career despite playing for just few years, where he won the Premier league with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, won the German cup with both Dortmund and Wolfsburg. Schurrle also won the World cup with Germany in 2014, after providing an assist for Mario Gotze and beating Argentina in the finals.
The German told Der Spiegel: “The decision has matured in me for a long time, I no longer need the applause. The depths became deeper and the highlights less and less.
“You always have to play a certain role in order to survive in the business otherwise you will lose your job and will not get a new one. Only performance on the pitch counts.”
Schurrle also played for Mainz and Leverkusen before moving to Chelsea where he received a Premier League winner’s medal despite joining Wolfsburg in the January transfer window in 2015, from where he moved to Dortmund. According to Sky sports.
Schurrle posted on his Instagram page, saying: “I want to let you know that I’m stepping away from playing professional football, On behalf of myself and my family I want to thank everybody who was a part of these phenomenal years! The support and love you shared with me was unbelievable and more I could have ever asked for!
“Now I’m ready and open for all the beautiful possibilities that are coming towards me.”