Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on why Jose Mourinho rejected him and Mohamed Salah
Posted: 10 April 2018 Time: 09:00
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne revealed why fellow PFA Player of the Year favourite Mohamed Salah and himself failed to convince Jose Mourinho of their talents during their ill-fated spells at Chelsea.
De Bruyne and Salah, two of the standout players in the Premier League, are currently vying against each other for a place in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League.
Salah, in his debut season with Liverpool has scored an incredible 38 goals in 43 games across all competitons while the Citizens ace has thrived in a deep-lying playmaker role with 11 goals and 20 assists in 46 games.
However, both were deemed not good enough to feature regularly under Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, before being leaving for the Serie A and Bundesliga respectively.
"Obviously everyone needs to find a system and playing style that suits you more. Probably now we've found somebody who suits us both more than it was before," De Bruyne said, as quoted by Metro. "I think in both our cases that's true. But that's the same for a lot of players.
"I think it's just because it's the same manager and it's both of us in the same season who are going well that people are talking about it, but I think every manager will have had a lot of players who were not suited with each other who went away and did well afterwards.
"Maybe a lot of people are picking up on it now, today, but I'm not really that type of person who thinks about that. It's just the way it goes, in life, in football."