Premier League – Chelsea: De Bruyne: I only spoke with Mourinho twice
Premier League – Chelsea During time together at Chelsea
Upon leaving the London club, the Belgian passed through Werder Bremen on loan before sealing a permanent move to Wolfsburg.
Much was made about the way he left Chelsea, but De Bruyne was keen to clarify the reality of his relationship with the Portuguese.
“But the truth is that I only ever spoke to him twice.
“The plan was always for me to go on loan for a bit,” he mentioned.
After his one-year loan at Werder, he returned to Chelsea where Mourinho had apparently told him that he was in his plans, though that quickly changed halfway through the season after a meeting they shared.
“Then he started reading the stats of the other attacking forwards – Willian, Oscar, Mata, Schurrle. And it’s like – five goals, 10 assists, whatever.
“Jose was just kind of waiting for me to say something, and finally I said, “But … some of these guys have played 15, 20 games. I’ve only played three. So it’s going to be different, no?”
I was completely honest. I said, “I feel like the club doesn’t really want me here. I want to play football. I’d rather you sell me.”
Since signing for Manchester City in 2015, De Bruyne has earned a reputation as one of the best players in the Premier League.