Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne has claimed leaving Chelsea was the ‘obvious choice’ and he did not care about impressing Jose Mourinho.
The Belgian left Chelsea in 2014 due to a lack of first-team action, joining Wolfsburg before moving to City the following year.
“I’ve no idea and I don’t care [why he never won over Mourinho]. I waited four months, then I said to myself that wanted to play football every week,” he told FourFourTwo.
“I couldn’t get the game time I wanted, so leaving was the obvious choice.
“I wanted to start a new chapter – not be loaned out and come back to the exact same situation. It was a really smart move on my part. But of all the choices I have made in my career, I don’t regret one of them – even going to Chelsea. It didn’t work out. I wanted to play football; I didn’t; so I left.”