De Bruyne questions Mourinho in one key area

Former Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has revealed an intriguing detail about Jose Mourinho's pre-match preparations.

Wolfsburg man Kevin de Bruyne has spoken out about Jose Mourinho's coaching style during his time at Chelsea and he wasn't entirely positive.

Much was expected of the Belgian when he signed for Chelsea in January 2012, but he never had a chance to make his mark at Stamford Bridge, instead being loaned out to Genk and Werder Bremen.

After a protracted transfer saga, Chelsea decided to cash in on de Bruyne last January and he moved to Wolfsburg for £18 million.

Lately, the 23-year-old has been on excellent form in the Bundesliga and he didn't pull any punches when being asked about his time in West London.

"I played well there as well, but it's often the case that the new 30 million Euro signing gets more minutes than the 10 million Euro signing," de Bruyne told the Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung.

"I think Mourinho is a good coach, but nobody enjoys not playing."

De Bruyne also revealed an interesting quirk in Mourinho's coaching style that seems to run counterintuitive to his reputation in an interview with Kicker.

"Mourinho didn't analyse a game before or after," he claimed. "He only talked about the opponents for five minutes."

The resurgent midfielder concluded by discussing the differences between Chelsea and his somewhat less illustrious current employers.

"Chelsea are a club where you have everything you wish for - physios, three doctors and the food you want," he explained. "You can't compare the two clubs, Chelsea have much more money. However, for a German club Wolfsburg have a lot of resources and want to get to the top."

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