Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that he does not regret signing for Premier League rivals Chelsea, though it was the “obvious choice” to leave The Blues back in 2014 to further his career, via FourFourTwo.
The 25-year-old, who has 48 international caps for Belgium, has scored three goals and provided seven assists in 14 appearances in all competitions for the Citizens so far this season – including a terrific free-kick during City’s enthralling 3-1 victory over FC Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
De Bruyne, who left Genk for Chelsea in 2012, only to make nine first-team appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit overall, also insists he doesn’t care why he failed to win over former boss Jose Mourinho during his time at the club.
He told FourFourTwo, “I couldn’t get the game time I wanted, so leaving was the obvious choice.
“I wanted to start a new chapter – not be loaned out and come back to the same situation. It was a smart move on my part.”
De Bruyne added, “Of all the choices I have made in my career, I don’t regret one of them – even going to Chelsea.
“It didn’t work out. I wanted to play football; I didn’t; so I left.”