Schurrle: Some Dortmund fans were ‘jealous’

New Fulham signing Andre Schurrle has revealed that the poor relationship he had with a section of the Borussia Dortmund fans led to his departure.

CLICK HERE for Transfer Buzz news and updates

CLICK HERE for more on the Premier League

CLICK HERE for more on the Bundesliga

The 27-year-old winger has joined the newly-promoted Cottagers on a two-year loan deal after enduring a difficult two seasons at Signal Iduna Park.

Schurrle, who won the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2015, was not a regular starter for Dortmund and scored only three Bundesliga goals in 33 appearances for the German club.

A section of Dortmund supporters targeted Schurrle with ironic chants of “we’ll drink until Schurrle scores”, and the Germany international admits it was a challenging time.

“We had a difficult last two years when I was in Dortmund,” Schurrle told The Sun.

“It was not easy, the relationship between fans and players. It’s a big jealousy thing in Germany that you have from fans – not the hardcore fans, because they always stand behind their team.

“It’s not easy, especially for a German national team player who did great things in the past and maybe is struggling. That’s why I think most of the German national team play abroad because if you don’t play for Bayern Munich and you don’t always win, it’s difficult.”