Ronaldinho: Why can't Spurs win the Champions League?


Vincent Kompany left Hamburg and made a switch to Manchester City in 2008, two years after he joined the German club from Anderlecht.

Now, De Bruyne has reflected on his relationship with Mourinho and his short-lived spell with Chelsea in The Players' Tribune.

"But the truth is that I only ever spoke to him twice".

"I think they have lost their threat a little bit".

Man City were -440 favorites to advance before the first leg and are still the betting favorites at -160 to overcome the one-goal deficit.

Before anyone says "but Manchester City" to argue for Chelsea giving Maurizio Sarri more time and money, they should consider two things.

"It's a great lesson, I think".

"I started two of the first four games of the season, after the fourth game that was it".

According to the Mirror, De Bruyne hinted that Jurgen Klopp, who was Borussia Dortmund boss at the time wanted to sign the Belgian while on loan at Werder Bremen in 2012.

It took me a minute to understand what he was doing.

Raheem Sterling is having a blinder of a season, with a return of 21 goals and 16 assists in all competitions so far.

"I want to see that they want to get to the semi finals, not just the players, the fans too". I've only played three. So it's going to be different, no?'

"It was so unusual".

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'I was completely honest. "I want to see that". I want to play football. "I'd rather you sell me"'.

Mourinho himself was asked about De Bruyne's exit at the time and issued a damning response.

The pair both joined City in the summer of 2015 in big-money deals, Sterling from Liverpool for £44million and De Bruyne from Wolfsburg for £55m.

"At the end of the year, I packed my bags and said goodbye to my foster family". "Because of who you are".

"She said: "They don't want you to come back". They can't interact with you.

De Bruyne said his sense of serenity was shattered hours later.

Mohamed Salah blasted in a stunning long-range goal to seal Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea that kept the team top of the Premier League on Monday (NZT).

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.

'The club is also concerned about a chant from some of our fans, specifically referencing Chelsea, as inappropriate and offensive. They said I was 'the Chelsea reject'.

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

"One thing really stuck with me".

"I said, 'I have a dry humor'".