Jose Mourinho criticises Kevin de Bruyne

It appears that the Chelsea manager is not happy to see reports linking his former player with a move to Manchester City

When it comes to being really bitter about things, there is no comparison to Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese tactician allowed Kevin de Bruyne to leave the club for VfL Wolfsburg a few years back and after some really strong displays with the Germans, the young Belgian could be set to make a big money move to Manchester City – something that Mourinho is finding hard to swallow.

Mourinho claims that De Bruyne always cried about leaving the club and was never motivated in training.

Mourinho said: “With De Bruyne, if you have a player knocking on your door and crying every day he wants to leave, you have to make a decision. At that time, Chelsea did well.

“If De Bruyne stayed here, not happy and not motivated, and we’d sold him after a year, we’d have got less – 50 per cent less than we sold him for.

“But, if he was at Chelsea and not at Wolfsburg, he wouldn’t have reached this level. It was like a wall, a block.

“He was not ready to compete. He was an upset kid, training very bad.”