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De Bruyne Explains How Mourinho Mistreated Him

Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne has lashed out at Jose Mourinho for the way the Portuguese treated him at Chelsea.

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The Belgian has often spoke about his time at the Blues, admitting several times that he felt mistreated by Mourinho at the London club.

De Bruyne has once again hit out at the Portuguese tactician, suggesting Mourinho was extremely unfair to him.

"He called in all the attacking midfielders," he told the Telegraph.

"He showed us the stats of his six players - assists, goals, passing percentage, key passes, and dribbles. He wanted to prove I didn't perform on the level of the others.

"I simply answered him: 'Sorry, that's not logical. I have played less games than the others. How can you compare me to the others?' That was just not fair in my eyes.

"There was talk that I didn't train too much, stories I couldn't defend myself against as the sessions were always behind closed doors.

"People who know me, know it's not the truth. A few months later, I was a key player at Wolfsburg and I played a good World Cup. Who's right then? I just like to play football. Put me on a bench and I will feel bad.

"After his press conference in Bucharest I even started training harder, even on my days off. But my situation never changed. That's why I asked him in a friendly way: 'Please let me go'.

"Mourinho told me he wasn't keen to let me go, even not on a loan - 'you are a good player'. But what could I do more?

"Chelsea wanted to loan me out, even wanted me to stay, but I had enough of it. I wanted to leave."

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De Bruyne left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in January 2014, and after an incredible season with the German club, the Belgian joined City at the start of this campaign. 

Do you think Mourinho would have regretted selling De Bruyne? Let us know in the comments section below.

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