Saturday Jul 5
Schurrle: Texts from idol Ballack spur me on
The Chelsea forward says he is in regular contact with his former Bayer Leverkusen team-mate and is targeting World Cup glory with Germany By Greg Stobart in Rio de Janeiro Andre Schurrle has revealed how tips and text messages from his idol Michael Ballack have helped him and Germany reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Emre Can joins Liverpool: Anfield club announce signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder
The two clubs agreed a deal in principle last month but have today formally signed the 20-year-old.
Ozil must force 'magic' World Cup moment, says Ballack
The Arsenal star has not been poor in Brazil but is yet to make much of an impact according to his former international captain, who wants to see his spark return Michael Ballack has called for Mesut Ozil to do more to influence games and create magic moments after the Germany playmaker's lukewarm start to the World Cup.