John Terry offers puzzling reason behind Jose Mourinho overlooking De Bruyne and Salah at Chelsea. Both these players have now become stars at Liverpool and City.
Amidst all the talk of Jose Mourinho insisting that the talent at Tottenham’s academy excites him, the Portuguese has a proven track record of snubbing young talent over proven superstars who can bring immediate impact to the side.
The two names that immediately come to mind are Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne. Both these players were bought in to Chelsea as promising youngsters. However, they could only muster 16 appearances between them at Stamford Bridge.
The duo put their disappointing stay behind them and have since forged incredible careers at Liverpool and Manchester City respectively. Many Chelsea fans have called Mourinho out for letting these two leave Chelsea. However, Mourinho faithful and current Aston Villa assistant John Terry has a bizzare explanation for why Mourinho let them go.
John Terry offers puzzling reason behind Jose Mourinho overlooking De Bruyne and Salah at Chelsea
John Terry was an amazing defender during his playing days. However, his defence of his manager was, well baffling to say the least. While speaking with Dubai Eye radio, Terry said:
“In my generation now, I see people like Salah and Kevin De Bruyne come through and not being able to match his standards at the time.”
“Now they were very talented but very young individuals as well. But Mourinho didn’t have time to put them in the team or take out a Duff or Robben because we were winning every single week and his job is on the line.
“So, like I said before, if you come in and you are 10 or 20 per cent below the standard of Duff and Robben who were scoring 20 goals a season each. You are not going to make that team, no chance.
“Fair play to them they’ve gone away elsewhere and proved they’re good enough but at that present time they weren’t good enough for Chelsea.”
Somebody needs to let Terry know that Damien Duff left Stamford Bridge in 2006 while Arjen Robben last played for Chelsea in 2007. De Bruyne joined Chelsea in 2012 while Salah arrived in 2014. That’s at least 6 years difference between Salah, De Bruyne and the illustrious pair.
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