Kevin De Bruyne’ superb form for Manchester City is an embarrassment and a nightmare for both Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, according to the Sunday Supplement panel.
“It’s a nightmare for Chelsea,” Matt Law told the Sunday Supplement. “He made eight appearances for Chelsea, not starts just appearances.
“It’s an embarrassing situation for Chelsea but I think it does lay at Mourinho’s door. It shows his flaw with young players and managing situations in that he couldn’t manage the situation to a point where he could show De Bruyne that there could be a place for him in that team.”
The Times’ Oliver Kay added: “It is embarrassing. It’s embarrassing for Mourinho, it’s embarrassing for Chelsea. I suppose if he was at any other club Chelsea could think of buying him back for three times more than they sold him for and do their usual buy-back policy. It’s an uncomfortable situation for the club.”
Chelsea, under Mourinho, sold the Belgium international for £18m to Wolfsburg in January 2014 with De Bruyne having made only eight appearances for the Blues.
But after being named German Footballer of the Year in his first full season at the Volkswagen Arena, City brought him back to the Premier League for a club record fee of £54.5m in the summer of 2015.