The Germany international has hit out at those who criticised the Blues following their victory over Liverpool, insisting the 2-0 win against the league leaders was "perfect"Andre Schurrle insists critics of Chelsea's playing style are simply "jealous" of their success.
Manager Jose Mourinho was accused of "parking two buses" by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers after Chelsea won 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday but Schurrle insists his side's victory on Merseyside was "perfect".
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"Winning is what matters. It’s the most important thing. You can play perfect football, lots of one-touch stuff, and you lose.
"But that’s not what you want, you want to win. There's no point in playing well and losing. If our plan is to win playing this way, and we win, then it is perfect."
Yet, despite praising Mourinho's gameplan during the win over Liverpool, Schurrle believes Chelsea are capable of dominating games as well as strangling them.
"We can make both types of game," Schurrle added. "We showed against Arsenal that, when we need to, we can make the game and score goals. We know we can do that and we hope to give Atlético problems if they come and just try to defend."
Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer echoed his team-mate's sentiments, and claims it is "amusing" to hear people's criticisms.
"We didn’t want to go there and sit back, and just try to get a result or park two buses in front of the goal like it was suggested," the Australian said.
"We wanted to be strong defensively, but we also wanted to attack them and score goals on the counter and that worked perfectly for us. It was a great victory.
"We played right down to the game plan, it just worked very, very well. We tried to slow the game down, that was pretty obvious from the start and that worked in our favour.
"It frustrated Liverpool, it frustrated their fans and the pressure started to mount for them. They had everything in their own hands and they needed to win to keep it that way and keep the momentum.
"The longer it went on without conceding and the more pressure we applied by taking our time with things, the more frustrated they became and that became obvious.
"It’s quite amusing to hear the criticism because the bottom line is there was a tactic we employed and it worked down to a tee. We played within the rules and we played the best way we thought we could get a result, tried to frustrate Liverpool and it worked."