The truth is that I only ever spoke to him twice.
"We are fighting to be champions back to back".
And although they now have both achieved their goals and formed a great relationship on and off the pitch, De Bruyne wasn't so sure of the England global before meeting him. But then Mourinho texted me, 'You are staying. "The foster family don't want you there anymore". So I thought maybe Chelsea would let me go'. "I'm in his plans". "85 points, four games to play, that means [we can get] 97", he said.
José called me into his office in December, and it was probably the second big life-changing moment for me.
His pace, skill and astute movement make him a different proposition for central defenders than Kane and some have even suggested Tottenham look better with Son up front than the England captain.
"Sitting and watching a match from the stands is basically worse than torture for me". 'Then he started reading the stats of the other attacking forwards - Willian, Oscar, Mata, Schurrle.
"After helping to dispossess Wilfried Zaha, he carried the ball from his own third to within 10 yards of the Palace box before playing the ideal pass for Gabriel Jesus to score the critical third goal", he writes.
"It's what I felt right after the game and when I reviewed the game". I want to play football.
"It was so unusual".
"I was completely honest". I said, "I feel like the club doesn't really want me here".
"The club, the coaching staff, the players, when I have a tough time they help me lots to be here right now". I'd rather you sell me'.
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their second goal.
He scored 13 goals in 51 league appearances before becoming City's record signing in 2015 when he agreed a £55m, six-year deal.
Without doubt, Kevin De Bruyne has established himself as one of the finest players in the Premier League over the last couple of seasons.
As a 14-year-old, he joined Genk's academy, moving away from his family across Belgium.
That said, history is on their side against an Everton outfit that has little to play for now this campaign and United to finish in the top four at [3.4] presents good value at the time of writing, especially if they beat the Toffees next week and those odds shorten, in which the cash out option could come in handy if you back their top four push early enough.
Kevin De Bruyne's path to becoming one of the best footballers in the world could have been so different if it wasn't for the stubbornness of Jose Mourinho. "They said you were hard".
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. In two months, I'm going to be in the first team.
"I said, 'I have a dry humor'". But you're actually quite amusing'.
"One thing really stuck with me".
"So I said, 'No".
As it transpired, De Bruyne's career didn't turn out too poorly.
"In the end, I should have just said "thank you".
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