Andre Schurrle delighted with Bayer Leverkusen's second-half performance against Valencia in Champions League

The 20-year-old attacker was not impressed with his side's display in the opening 45 minutes, but was over the moon with the final result
Bayer Leverkusen attacker Andre Schurrle has expressed his disappointment with his side's first-half performance in their 2-1 Champions League home win over Valencia on Wednesday - but revealed he was pleased with their display after the break.

Jonas gave Valencia a 1-0 half-time lead, but Leverkusen fought back after the interval as Schurrle and Sidney Sam scored to help the Germans to the full three points.

"If we play like we did in the first half, we couldn't even win a Sunday league game. We didn't show any aggression whatsoever, had no ideas, and didn't put any moves together," Schurrle said to uefa.com.

"Our whole game was full of fear, but we can be really proud of our second-half performance. We went out onto the pitch to win tackles. With such an attitude you can win games against Valencia.

"At half-time the players spoke among each other. The coach also had a word, and then we changed the direction in which we were going."

Leverkusen sit second in Group E, with six points from three games, and trail leaders Chelsea by one point. Valencia sit third in the group, with Genk completing the section.