VfL Wolfsburg's new signing Andre Schurrle said on Wednesday (February 4) that he always knew that his move to Wolfsburg would happen.

The speedy winner, whose contract at Wolfsburg runs to 2019, joined Premier League leaders Chelsea in 2013.

But after helping Germany win the World Cup last year, the 24-year-old failed to earn a regular first-team place at Stamford Bridge this season.

"Despite the fact that it took a while I was always certain that it works out at the end," he told a news conference. "Now I am sitting here and am happy to be part of the team."

Schurrle said that he has every intention to start with a bang, preferably with the Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim on Saturday (February 7).

"I am not here to bob up and down the pitch," Schurrle said. "I am thirsty for action, I am motivated and will try to catch up and become aa part of the team as soon as possible."

Schurrle said he had no regrets about being forced to leave Chelsea having joined the Bundesliga club after failing to earn a regular starting place at the west London club.

With Schurrle struggling for form and fitness, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opted to play Oscar, Eden Hazard and William just behind central striker Diego Costa.

"I will never regret this (Chelsea)," he said. "I still love this club, the staff are amazing. I developed my game, I improved myself there. I was a different player when I came to Chelsea. It helped me a lot."

The Germany international, who signed for a club record transfer fee of a reported €32 million admitted he had wanted to remain at the English club.

"I wanted to stay but the last weeks or last month I tended towards changing something because I wanted to do what is fun for me and that is to play football. I could only do it briefly at Chelsea in the past weeks," he told a news conference.