Kevin De Bruyne reveals Jose Mourinho conversation that ended his Chelsea career

Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City Champions maintain pressure on Liverpool in quest for Premier League crown

Marc Atkins Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City Champions maintain pressure on Liverpool in quest for Premier League crown

Klopp wanted me to come to Borussia Dortmund, and they played the kind of football that I enjoy.

But the Belgium worldwide was recalled for Saturday's Premier League trip to Crystal Palace and City's 3-1 win featured a pair of De Bruyne assists.

"Very impressed - he deserves a lot of credit as an individual, for doing the work he needed to do on his game to take his game to the next level", the Palace boss told reporters. "When I am on the bench, I try to come in as good as possible to help the team as well, so it's his decision, and we have to go with it". And Mata was also out of favor at the time, so José said, 'Well, you know, if Mata leaves, then you will be the fifth choice instead of sixth.' I was completely honest. So I thought maybe Chelsea would let me go.

However, it didn't take long for Sterling to change De Bruyne's opinion of him, with the Belgian admitting his teammate is "one of the nicest, most humble guys in football". The 27-year-old, who joined City from Wolfsburg for £55 million in 2015, is not a man who usually shows his emotions, but on this occasion he was so devastated that he could not hold back the tears. "The foster family don't want you there anymore". "I think it's something I should do when there's a big disaster in my home country", Son said.

"So I thought, OK, great".

Kevin De Bruyne's travails at Chelsea are well documented.

"And I remember at some point I actually said out loud, 'Everything is going to be OK".

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City, however, sealed the deal with their third of the match as De Bruyne latched on to a poor pass from defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka before feeding substitute Gabriel Jesus who finished emphatically.

Oleksandr Zinchenko and Bernardo Silva are back in contention are minor muscle injuries, but are likely to be kept in reserve and rested for Tottenham, with Danilo, Benjamin Mendy, Sane and De Bruyne among those set to return. 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. "They said you were hard".

Palace introduced Max Meyer for Andros Townsend - and they found a route back into the game when James McArthur was fouled and Milivojevic thumped the free kick home. They had really hurt me.

"They had really hurt me".

"It's amusing to see the change in how people treat you in football when you're doing well".

"Of course, when you read this stuff about yourself, you think, 'Me? I earned a spot on the first team within two months", De Bruyne said.

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