Wolfsburg midfielder Andre Schurrle insists his transfer from Chelsea to Wolfsburg earlier this year was his decision and that he he did not leave Stamford Bridge as a failure.
Schurrle joined Chelsea from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2013 for a fee believed to be £18 million, but he departed Chelsea less than two years later after he moved back to the Bundesliga on a four-and-a-half year deal in February.
The German midfielder also claimed that Mourinho wanted him to stay at the club.
"I definitely did not fail at Chelsea,” Schurrle told German publication Kicker, as per Goal.
"I always had my chance, scored important goals in the first season. At the end I just wanted the transfer, although Jose Mourinho wanted me to stay. But I did not feel the complete backing."
Despite having moved to Wolfsburg and not playing the majority of the second half of the Premier League season, Schurrle was still rewarded for contributing to Chelsea's Premier League success by being given a winner's medal.
While some will claim Schurrle didn't deserve that credit, ex-Arsenal defender Jan Vertonghen received a Champions League winner's medal with Barcelona on Saturday night despite being injured more or less all campaign.