Guardiola: Man City can not afford any slip-ups

Guardiola: Man City can not afford any slip-ups

De Bruyne remained in Germany that summer, penning a season-long loan deal with Werder Bremen.

However, the Belgium global explained that his career could have gone down a different path if the Portuguese boss hadn't stood in his way after returning from Bremen.

"There was so much in the press about my relationship with Jose Mourinho", the 27-year-old Belgium worldwide wrote in The Players' Tribune. Acknowledging that much has been said and written in the press about his relationship with his former manager, he says that he only ever spoke to him twice. I'm pretty sure we're going to be in the next Champions League.

"I think Huddersfield takes care of itself, they're already thinking about next season". I said, 'I feel like the club doesn't really want me here.

The Reds' last big chance to win the Premier League came in 2014 but a 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Anfield - sparked by a famous slip from Steven Gerrard that let in Demba Ba to score the first goal - led to City claiming the title. They said I was "the Chelsea reject".

Jose Mourinho had his own version of the De Bruyne situation at Chelsea."With De Bruyne, if you have a player knocking on your door and crying every day he wants to leave, you have to make a decision", Mourinho said, as quoted by ESPN.

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Kevin De Bruyne thought Manchester City team-mate Raheem Sterling was a "d***head" before they met after making assumptions based on how the England player had been portrayed in the media.

"Jose was just kind of waiting for me to say something, and finally I said, 'But... some of these guys have played 15, 20 games".

"Jose called me into his office in December, and it was probably the second big life-chaging moment for me". "The amount of games we have had - Brighton, and three days later the Champions League, and now here, and the way we played for 75 or 80 minutes was really good".

'I was completely honest. "They said you're too quiet". "They came here with a fully-fit squad and they paid us the respect of putting a very strong team out".

De Bruyne, after his brief spell at Chelsea, was well aware of his fellow new arrival's reputation but was surprised to discover the man did not live up to his billing.

"They had really hurt me. The injuries and the matches that I've missed have been extremely hard for me, mentally", he said. You threw me in the garbage. "In my experience, footballers can be a lot different than you expect, especially if you really get to know them".

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