Chelsea ace: I had to hug crying club mates after crushing defeat

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Chelsea's Andre Schurrle has been talking about Germany's World Cup semi-final win against Brazil.

World Cup winner Andre Schurrle is living the dream. At 23, he has won football's biggest prize, and plays for one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

The German attacker also has a touch of humility and class, and has been speaking about his compassionate side, after ruthlessly putting Brazil to the sword at the World Cup.

The 7-1 semi-final win was a crushing defeat for the hosts, and Schurrle had reason to care after the game, for his club mates Oscar, Ramires and Willian were all on the losing side.

Schurrle told Chelsea's website: "I needed to hug them, they were very sad and crying.

"I just told them that next season we would do something big with Chelsea and that they’d had a brilliant tournament, but at moments like that they don’t want to hear anything."

The former Bayer Leverkusen attacker has been reunited with the Brazil stars with all returning to training at Chelsea this week, but still looks back on the victory as a surreal one.

"It was 5-0 when I came on and you could see the Brazilian players were tired and didn’t want to play anymore.

"I had a few chances and I thought to myself I would get an opportunity to score. It was our best game of the tournament and we played fantastically well."

Jose Mourinho's man-management skills will be put to the test in restoring confidence to the shattered Brazil quartet, but playing in a side as organised and talented as Chelsea, you can't imagine them being battered 7-1 any time soon.

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