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Jose Mourinho gives reasons why star midfielder didn’t fulfill potential at Chelsea



Kevin De Bruyne

Jose Mourinho gives reasons why star midfielder didn’t fulfill potential at Chelsea.

Ex Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho who is currently the Roma boss revealed why Kevin De Bryune was unable to fulfil his potential at Stamford Bridge.

De Bruyne made a move to Chelsea in 2012 from Genk a Belgian team as a youngster who has the potential to perform on the big stage.

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Kevin De Bruyne however struggled for game time under Mourinho, making nine appearances in all competitions.

The Belgium international eventually went out on loan to Wolfsburg before the move was made permanent in the bundesliga side.

Kevin De Bruyne’s excellent form with Wolfsburg saw him move to Manchester City, where he has become one of the most feared and brilliant midfielders in the world.

Mourinho, while speaking with talkSPORT, had now revealed that he did not want Kevin de Bruyne to leave when he was at Chelsea.

The Portuguese stated that his story with De Bryune was fun as it worked well in the end for him.

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According to Mourinho, he arrived at Chelsea in his second spell, and the team go to Asia to play some matches and to train.

Kevin was supposed to come with the team in another group of players who would leave on loan after Asia.

Mourinho revealed that De Bryune impressed him so much and decided that he won’t be going out on loan.

However, things took a dramatic twist when De Bryune met him and asked to be sent to Germany on loan to get more playing time which eventually helped him.

Speaking on talkSPORT, the former Chelsea boss said: “He impressed me so much I made the decision I don’t want this kid to go on loan, I want him to stay, and in our first match of the Premier League season he started against Hull City.

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“He wanted to leave, he wanted to go to Germany where he was previously on loan and so happy, and his decision was to go. He put big pressure on that and it worked very well for him.

“The story is there and the quality of the player is absolute, he is top five in the world.”