Schurrle says manager Jose Mourinho's experience was key to the dramatic triumph.
He said: "Mourinho has been to eight semi finals. Unbelievable. Of course, if you know this statistic it gives you a better feeling that he knows what to do.
"We had many meetings. Jose knew the situation. He gave us advice. He had a big role, of course. We put everything we had into this match.
"After we scored everybody wanted to go, go, go, go. He said we needed patience, that it didn't matter if we scored after 46 minutes or in the 90th minute. That's what we did.
"The dressing room afterwards was full of emotion. Everyone was dancing, screaming - it's a great feeling."
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