Kevin De Bruyne has revealed how Jose Mourinho attempted to belittle his performances during a meeting which led to the end of his Chelsea career.
Having impressed during a season-long loan spell at Werder Bremen, De Bruyne looked set to push for a first-team place at Chelsea after returning to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2013.
De Bruyne was handed his Chelsea debut by Mourinho on the opening day of the Premier League season and the midfielder provided an assist in a 2-0 win over Hull City.
But the Belgium international was then overlooked by Mourinho for the majority of Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures and made just nine first-team appearances in all competitions by December 17. Read more