Former Chelsea winger Kevin De Bruyne has hit back at Jose Mourinho after his £16million move to Wolfsburg.
The Belgian midfielfer completed his switch to the Bundesliga outfit on Saturday, and he's now spoken out about life under the self-proclaimed 'Special One'.
Things looked bright for De Bruyne at the start of the season as he started Chelsea's first two games, including a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.
However, he has only made seven more appearances since, with just one of those coming in the league, and he's expressed his disappointment at how things turned out.
De Bruyne is quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: "My pre-season was good, my first game too, but I still don't know why I lost my place after the game against Manchester United.
"I've also never asked Mourinho. He has never told me: 'Kevin, you don't train well.' It's
a pity he told a press conference that I wasn't doing well on the training pitch. That's not me.
"I'm always a player who gives the full 100 per cent in training. Those remarks created a wrong image."
Troubled seemed to be on the horizon for the 22-year-old Belgian international after a trip to Swindon in the Capital One Cup lead to him being left out of the squad for a trip to Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League.
When asked why, Mourinho answered: "With Kevin, I didn't like the match he played against Swindon, and I didn't like the way he was training."
De Bruyne insisted he attempted to raise his game following the incident, he said: "After the press conference in Bucharest I even started training harder, even on my days off.
"I lost three kilos and two percent fat - although we could get everything at the club: coke, chocolate. My situation has never changed. That's why I asked him in a friendly way: 'please let me go.'"
Eventually the Belgians desire to leave Stamford Bridge was fulfilled and he'll return to the Bundesliga having had a successful loan spell with Werder Bremen last season, scoring 10 times in 33 appearances.
With Belgium tipped as a dark horse for this summer's World Cup, the move could have come at the perfect time for De Bruyne.
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