Mourinho never explained why I wasn't playing at Chelsea, says Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne says Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho didn't give him an explanation about his playing time, and that the club weren't good for him at that time.
Bundeliga star Kevin De Bruyne claims Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho never gave a reason for not playing him. De Bruyne spoke to Sport Bild about what he felt was injustice, saying, "Maybe it would have all gone differently if Chelsea had paid 45 million euros for me instead of eight million euros."
The 23-year old Belgian midfielder is a key player for German side Vfl Wolfsburg and has scored eight goals and assisted 12 goals in 22 appearances, making him the top assister in Bundesliga at the moment.
He left Genk in 2012 for Chelsea but was loaned out to Werder Bremen the same season, where he was one of their best players. Despite his good performances, he was not played much on his return to London and was eventually offloaded in the winter transfer window.
"I trained well. Jose Mourinho never explained why I was rarely allowed to play. Maybe it would have all gone differently if Chelsea had paid 45 million euros for me instead of eight million euros to Genk back in 2012. I would have had a different standing, and got more chances."
He added: "In the end, I have to say that, at that time, Chelsea were not good for me. The club is a different world. I was only 22 years old. But I am not mad at anyone."
Mourinho though claims that De Bruyne was unimpressive during training sessions, which was why he was not played. The 23-year old midfielder though clearly feels that the reason is not legitimate. His performances this season though have drawn attention from several top level clubs like Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich.