The Chelsea FC official website reported today that midfielder Andre Schurrle was recently chosen to receive the Audience Award at the Deutscher Fussball Botschafter, or German Football Ambassador award ceremony. The award is given to the German player that is playing abroad and is transmitting the most positive image of Germany.
Schurrle won the award with the help of votes from Chelsea fans from all over the world who wanted the 23 year old to receive this prestigious honor. Some of the other nominees include Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil, and Per Mertesacker of Arsenal as well as Lazio’s Miroslave Klose. The Arsenal lads may have split the vote among their fans to help push Schurrle to the forefront.
Andre Schurrle said via satellite on receiving the award:
“The award is an honour and incentive to always be aware as a certain role model. I am very proud to represent the people of Germany in England. I feel at home here and I hope to make my country even more proud this summer in Brazil.”
Schurrle has made a big impact on and off the pitch for Chelsea Football Club since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. It took some time for the youngster to adapt to the Premier League but he came on strong late in the season and now has eight goals in 41 appearances for the club. The most notable of those goals include the hat trick against Fulham FC as well as the opening goal in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Paris Saint Germain.
As he adjusts and grows within the club as well as within the English game, Andre Schurrle looks poised to become a star for the Blues. He will look to impress his Chelsea bosses at the World Cup and come back to Stamford Bridge more confident than ever.
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