Andre Schurrle reveals conversation with Brazil’s Chelsea stars
Andre Schürrle told his Chelsea team-mates to "keep their heads up" after Brazil's 7-1 defeat by Germany
Andre Schurrle told his Chelsea team-mates to “keep their heads up” after Germany’s 7-1 World Cup semi-final thrashing of Brazil.
Substitute Schurrle scored two second-half goals to heap further misery on Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men after they conceded five in the first half.
I just said to them to keep their heads up and I will see them in pre-season
Chelsea’s Oscar, Willian and Ramires all featured for Brazil during the thrashing – and Schurrle admits he had to console them at the final whistle.
“I don’t think you can joke about it,” said Schurrle.
“It’s hard for them for sure. They played a fantastic tournament with the emotions. They gave everything. They gave their heart.
“You could see it in every game. I just said to them to keep their heads up and I will see them in pre-season.”
The Germany international also admitted his delight at reaching Sunday’s World Cup final against Argentina.
“It’s crazy. At the age of 23, to be looking forward to a World Cup final, it’s fantastic,” he added.
“You can’t dream of something like this. Well, of course you can dream that something happens like this, but you can’t expect that it would happen. It’s unreal.”