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Schurrle living Chelsea dream

Andre Schurrle has told Sky Sports News that moving to Chelsea was always a dream for him.

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The German international, who joined Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen over the summer, insists that watching Michael Ballack play for the Blues was an inspiration to him and that meant not just moving to England but to Stamford Bridge was the dream for him.

"I had this dream for a long time and it was a dream to play for Chelsea and not for another club," Schurrle told the Weekend Warm-up.

"I saw Michael Ballack play here and he was my idol, so it was a dream to come here - it was a specific Chelsea dream.

"It was a big time for the club, so many big players here, they had six or seven national team captains and I enjoyed watching it, and I remember watching them in semi-finals against Barcelona, I had it in my head I wanted to achieve this and get there and I am happy it comes to this."

Schurrle became Jose Mourinho's first signing for the club, but he insists that has not added an extra pressure to his move.

"This is not pressure for me, in football you always have this," he said.

"You have to play well but to be first signing of Jose Mourinho it is no extra pressure but it makes me proud and is something to be proud of and I am proud to be a Chelsea player."

Schurrle is enjoying working under Mourinho and feels that he has improved already.

"He makes me confident and I feel stronger on the pitch," he continued.

"I feel I have my qualities and I know I can show them and he has helped me so much in the short time."

Schurrle admits he is settling into London life quickly, adding: "I really enjoy it, it is a great city with some many opportunities to do something, great restaurants which I love, good people in the city and very friendly so I really love it."

Schurrle and his Chelsea team-mates face Manchester City on Sunday, but he insists defeat for either side would not be a disaster.

"I think it is important, second against fourth, so it is important to win this match - but it is just three points," he said.

"It is early in the season - so it is good to win, but if you lose you don't lose the whole season, it is a normal game but a big game and I am really looking forward to it."

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