Earlier this morning we reported on how the reaction from Belgium to Kevin de Bruyne's performance for Chelsea in midweek confirmed that he did not prove boss Jose Mourinho wrong for omitting him from previous squads.
The midfielder, substituted midway through the second half, insists his coach did have positive words to say to him.
"The coach said I played well," he told Nieuwsblade.
The coach also said that I'm good for a few weeks in training. But whether it is sufficient to get more playing time...? We are twenty-five who want to play. Besides Marco van Ginkel everyone is fit."
Quizzed about his future, De Bruyne had this to say, adding that he was not happy to remain out of the team.
Asked if he had plans to leave Chelsea, he responded: "No, and I'm not now doing (anything about it). I also know that this situation can not continue. Sooner or later I have to play. But for now there is nothing else to do than me to shut up and train. I feel sharp - even sharper than ever."
What do you think of his comments? Is he helping or hurting his chances by continuing to give interviews about his future?
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