Manchester City midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne has given the real reason he and Mohamed Salah left Chelsea.
De Bruyne spent two years at Chelsea, from 2012 to 2014, making just three Premier League appearances after joining the Blues from Genk.
The Belgium International later left Stamford Bridge and signed for Wolfsburg in January 2014.
The switch brought him to the fore once again. And Mohamed Salah arrived in Stamford Bridge. The Egyptian scored just two goals before leaving the club for Roma and then Liverpool.
Both stars, who could not find playing time at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, are now named among the best players in the world.
“We were just two good players who didn’t play a lot [at Chelsea],” he told Metro.
“We both needed to gain confidence and get game time and we had to go elsewhere to do that.
“Maybe it was just a coincidence. You certainly can’t compare me now to what I did then – ten years in football is your whole life.”