Kevin De Bruyne: 'I only spoke to Jose Mourinho twice at Chelsea'

08 April, 2018, 03:04 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Kevin De Bruyne revealed his vote for this year's PFA Player of the Year award to Des Kelly

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has bring to light why he and Mohamed Salah struggled under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

"But it's going to need something special", De Bruyne said.

Guardiola, who would secure his first league title in England with a win on Saturday, spoke with Sky Sports about the impact of De Bruyne on the club's play and how he is a huge factor in their success this season.

However, first and foremost, they will lock horns with Liverpool this evening in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash at Anfield.

Kevin De Bruyne insists that he can not be compared to Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah.

De Bruyne could well have voted for worldwide compatriot Romelu Lukaku up top but we'll just have to wait and see with that, while the Belgian midfielder understandably opted for Liverpool talisman Mo Salah as his Player of the Year. "If I see the amount of games I've played in my career it's a lot, so I'm happy", the Genk youth product told the press ahead of City's game against Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.


"De Bruyne has obviously been fantastic throughout the season and has adapted very impressively to playing a deeper role for City, which allows them to switch from defence to attack so quickly".

"I think if a coach wants to speak with you then you just do it".

"If they (Liverpool) go through and they deserve it, that's the way it goes". "I don't think it's something bad". That [at Chelsea] was an experience where I learned maybe the most out of how football goes.

"In Chelsea, he didn't play too much, but in Roma he was unbelievable", said Guardiola.

Liverpool were roared on by a raucous crowd at Anfield and De Bruyne hopes the tables will be turned by City supporters at the Etihad. I'm not really someone who speaks a lot with coaches. It's totally different, I played (against Everton), like a defensive midfielder, how you can compare me to an inside forward? He will be there on Wednesday, although Guardiola said City will be without Sergio Aguero because the striker hasn't recovered from a thigh injury in time. He helps us a lot.

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