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EPL 2016/17: Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that he 'doesn't care' about Jose Mourinho

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and FC Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Kevin De Bruyne seems to be interested in continuing his extraordinary form rather than holding grudges

Kevin De Bruyne has been fired another question on what he thinks about Jose Mourinho and the Manchester City star said that he ‘doesn’t care.’ The Belgian has a history with the former Chelsea manager who sold him at his earlier club, however, De Bruyne returned to the Premier League and has proved to be one of the best players so far.

De Bruyne revealed a bit of past from his Chelsea days and continued to talk about the present revolution at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. He believes that the manager is amongst the greats for a number of unique reasons and under him, his only focus is to win more and more trophies. 

Also read: Chelsea news: Jose Mourinho didn't want to sell Kevin De Bruyne at Stamford Bridge

Speaking to FourFourTwo, de Bruyne said, “I've no idea and I don't care [why he never won over Mourinho]. I waited four months, then I said to myself that I wanted to play football every week. I couldn't get the game time I wanted, so leaving was the obvious choice.“

“I wanted to start a new chapter – not be loaned out and come back to the exact same situation. It was a really smart move on my part. But of all the choices I have made in my career, I don't regret one of them – even going to Chelsea. It didn't work out. I wanted to play football; I didn't; so I left,” he added.

Titles more important than personal accolades

The Belgian left Chelsea in 2014 for Wolfsburg and proved himself with a stellar stint in the Bundesliga. He thus earned his way back to England and straight into the all-league dream team with his exploits in the role of an attacking midfielder. However, he insisted that he cares little about personal accolades and cannot wait to add silverware to his club.

He continued, “I'm not thinking about being the best player in the league. I want to win titles. That's more important.”

The former Chelsea forward also spoke about Guardiola’s secret recipe as a manager who brings the best out of his players. 

Also read: Pep Guardiola will revolutionise English football according to Xavi


He said, “It's not like he [Guardiola] has changed a lot – football is still football – but it's his eye for detail that counts. Not everybody goes full length on every detail, but he does. All the little things, like physical work, injury prevention, and diet, he does to get people fitter.” 

“When he speaks to me, we speak about everything. It is not always football: he also speaks about family and life out of football. It's not always 'focus, focus'. He was a player himself so he's very good at knowing the balance of when to joke and when to be serious,” he continued.

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