Andre Schurrle has admitted that Chelsea’s 2013/14 campaign was a disappointment.
Schurrle, who joined the club from Bayer Leverkusen over the summer, largely impressed in his first season in England – but he feels his team could have done better.
Jose Mourinho’s men ended up in third position in the Premier League after looking like potential winners for much of the season.
It was a similar story in Europe too, where a semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid ended their chances of silverware in the Champions League.
And the 23-year-old German has revealed that everyone involved at Stamford Bridge was unhappy about the way the season went.
“We were almost champions of the Premier League. Almost in the final of the Champions League, but we are third now. That’s not what we wanted,” he said in an interview with TalkSPORT.
“We are all disappointed. The manager is disappointed and the team is disappointed.
“We hope we can come back stronger next season and win something.”
Schurrle has adapted quickly to life in England and earned a lot of plaudits and he will surely be a major part of the Chelsea squad that go on the hunt for trophies next year.
The jet-heeled attacker scored eight goals in 30 Premier League appearances for the London based outfit in his debut season in England.
Mourinho has also already identified a list of targets to help Schurrle and co. to greater heights next year.
The Portuguese boss is understood to be very keen on brining Diego Costa to the club, and that transfer could be completed before the World Cup, if reports are to believed.
Mourinho is also looking at bringing in fellow Atletico duo, Tiago and Felipe Luis, according to the media, whilst the likes of Mario Mandzukic have also been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.