Former Chelsea star midfielder, Oscar has revealed why he thinks, Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah failed to make it at Chelsea.
The pair have gone on to become worldclass stars at Manchester City and Liverpool, after they failed to hit top gear with the London side.
Oscar who played alongside both De Bruyne and Salah while at Chelsea has now come out to state what he thinks is the reason both players couldn’t become stars under Jose Mourinho.
“De Bruyne even gave me an assist,” Oscar told Yellow and Green Football. “There was a formation where [Eden] Hazard, De Bruyne and I played in midfield and it worked well. He only had a few chances, played well but then got injured. I guess that not being consistent at a club that had many options in the centre of the park meant he was not a good fit at the time.
“With Salah, it was different. He was unstoppable during practice, but always shy and quiet off the field. During the games, I guess he did not have the confidence that we saw at every club he played for after Chelsea, and especially now at Liverpool.”
“Sometimes players don’t feel comfortable with that pressure. I liked it because it made me better.
“Mourinho helped me a lot and he is one of the best coaches in the world. He gives a lot of confidence to his players, but also wants to see them perform at the level of that trust.”