It’s been a mixed season on the pitch for Chelsea so far and the media have been doing there best to make it look as though things are starting to get to Jose Mourinho.
Ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League group match against Steaua Bucharest the manager was unhappy about a question that was asked in relation to Kevin De Bruyne’s omission from the squad and it was said so much that it’s now treated as an accepted fact that Mourinho stormed out of the press conference, but he didn’t, he clearly asked if it was the final question before answering it.
We’ve already seen attempts to drive a wedge between club, manager and player with Juan Mata and most media sources seem to believe that Kevin De Bruyne, who has a long way to go in his professional career, is desperate to leave Stamford Bridge after a little bit of criticism from his boss.
Whether or not Mourinho should be so open with his critique is another debate altogether but I doubt De Bruyne has given up on Chelsea over it and is adamant that he isn’t panicking over his future just yet.
The Belgian said:
“I really don’t worry. You [the media] make it more of a problem than I do.
“Mourinho is the boss, he chooses who plays. We do not talk about it really, no. He tells me when I do something bad, but frankly I haven’t heard such negative comments.”
“I chose to stay and I have no regrets. Still, Willian then came in at the last minute, which was a bit difficult, but I continue to fight hard. My chance will come. I’m really not concerned about finding a solution in January. That we will have to see.”
Now, there may come a point where De Bruyne decides he’d like to play quite a bit more than he is currently, because he has a Belgium’s World Cup squad to think about and not because he has an issue with Mourinho or a problem with Chelsea.
Source: Sport Witness