De Bruyne: I’ve answered Mourinho with my football

Kevin De Bruyne believes his form for Man City has answered Jose Mourinho’s criticism that he was incapable of fighting for a first-team place.

De Bruyne made just two Premier League starts for Chelsea before leaving for Wolfsburg, and his former Blues boss Mourinho questioned his ability to compete for a starting spot.

“I couldn’t say anything before as I wasn’t playing,’ De Bruyne told the Daily Mail. “If he says something to the press they are going to believe it because at that moment it was the only thing they had to listen to — the only evidence there was.

“But I don’t think I am like he said. I always want to play. I have played hundreds of times in my career and I am only 25. So I think I have answered it quite well.”

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