De Bruyne not concerned by Chelsea role
Kevin De Bruyne has insisted he is not worried about his position in the Chelsea squad, the Daily Mail has reported, despite falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
The Belgium international started the season apparently as one of Mourinho’s first choice players but a poor performance against Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup - allied to less than impressive showings in training - led to De Bruyne being left out of the squad for the Champions League game with Steaua Bucharest and the Premier League trip to Norwich City that followed.
However, De Bruyne insists there is no issue between himself and Mourinho, stressing that it is more of a fixation for the press than for him. “I really don't worry. You make it more of a problem than I do,” De Bruyne told Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure.
“Mourinho is the boss, he chooses who plays. We do not talk about it really,” the 22-year-old added. “He tells me when I do something bad, but frankly I haven't heard such negative comments.
“I chose to stay (instead of going on loan) and I have no regrets. 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.”
De Bruyne was signed by Chelsea from Genk in January 2012, with the midfielder remaining in Belgium for the rest of the season. That summer he was loaned to Werder Bremen and impressed in the Bundesliga to the point it was speculated he could return there in January, having thus far made only three appearances for Chelsea.
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