Andre Schurrle's time in the Premier League with Chelsea was far from a success.
Now back in Germany with Borussia Dortmund, it seems things have improved for the player both on AND off the field - the World Cup winner was watched from the stands during Germany's 4-1 win in Azerbaijan on Sunday by his gorgeous new girlfriend Anna Sharypova, as reported by the Daily Star .
As if that wasn't already enough, Germany made it five wins from five in World Cup qualifying thanks to a brace from - yes, you guessed it - Schurrle. Thomas Muller and Mario Gomez nabbed the other goals.
But it was Miss Sharypova, cheering on her boyfriend from above that grabbed most of the headlines following the game, despite the impressive scoreline - speaking of impressive, t he stunning model was born in Kazakhstan but currently lives and works in German capital Berlin.
Back to her boyfriend, and, despite his goals and final result, 26-year-old Schurrle was not satisfied with his performance:
"It was hard work,'' Schurrle claimed. ''We were too weak in the duels and we lost the ball a lot. But in the crucial moments we made it count. My performance is a lot about the confidence that Jogi Low gives me. I can go back to Dortmund with a good feeling."
But the final word must surely belong to the lovely Anna; she has been credited with encouraging her boyfriend to embrace a healthier diet, and Schurrle now mostly eats chia seed pudding or bowls with acai berries for breakfast.
"I have been doing this since the beginning of the year to eat healthier and more consciously,'' states Schurrle. ''My girlfriend took care of that."
Hands up who's moving to Germany?