"City-star speaks out on the frosty relationship with the manager."
"Kevin de Bruyne, 27, was never one of Mr Yellow from favorites."
"Now tell us the midfielder of the bizarre encounter that led to the move from Chelsea for the Players’ Tribune. "
"– It was so strange. But I was absolutely sincere. I said, ”I feel that this club doesn't want me here. I want to play football. I'd rather that you sell me”. "
"In the Manchester City Kevin de Bruyne has developed into one of the best players in the entire Premier League. "
"the Belgian, who arrived at the club in 2015, began his career at Genk before he left for Chelsea in 2012. "
"Then loaned the midfielder out to the German Werder Bremen for a season. When he returned to England, and waited for a frosty time under then-manager. "
"Talked only two times"
"– It was written a lot about my relationship with José Mourinho, " explains Kevin de Bruyne in the Players’ Tribune. "
"– But the truth is that I just talked with him on two occasions. The plan was always that I would be in the way of loans. "
"In the Bundesliga did De Bruyne ten goals in 33 meetings with Werder Bremen. Then it was rumoured that the Jürgen Klopp wanted to sign him to Dortmund. "
"– Mourinho messade me and wrote, ”I want you to be a part of the team, you stay,” said De Bruyne who believed that he was included in the portugisens plans. "
"that was not the case. The belgian started while the first four league matches of the season 2013u002F14 but was then placed on the bench."
" José called me to his office in december, which is probably the second most life changing moment in my life. He had some papers in front of him and said, ”an assist. Zero goal. Ten recovered,” says De Bruyne."
"– It took me a minute to understand what he was doing. Then he began to read up the other offensive player's answer key, Willian, Oscar, Mata, Schürrle. Then it was type, five goals, ten assists, or something. "
"Then waited Mourinho that the player would replicate."
"– To the end I replied ”but... some of these guys have played 15-20 matches. I've only played three. So it is not so strange well?”, explains Kevin de Bruyne."
"– It was so strange. But I was absolutely sincere. I said, ”I feel that this club doesn't want me here. I want to play football. I'd rather that you sell me”."