Erstwhile Chelsea player, Oscar has narrated the rationale behind the struggles of former teammates, Kevin De Bruyne and Mohammed Salah not making head ways at the West London side.
Recall that the 29-year-old player played during the time of De Bruyne and Salah at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho in 2013, later at some point, De Bruyne and Salah were sold off at they do not fit into the Portuguese plan as at the time
However, Liverpool winger, Salah and Manchester City midfielder De Bruyne are now big guns for their respective clubs as they have won some silverwares.
The Belgian midfield maestro made just nine appearances for the Blues before he was loaned out to Werder Bremen. He eventually left for Wolfsburg, where his resurgence began, as City secured a transfer move for the player.
The Egyptian winger failed to impress Mourinho scoring two goals in nineteen appearances for Chelsea. He left for AS Roma before joining Liverpool.
Witnessing both players’ spells, he concluded that while Salah struggle with gaining confidence, De Bruyne’s progress was hindered by injuries.
“De Bruyne even gave me an assist,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.” he narrated
“I guess that not being consistent at a club that had many options in the center of the park meant he was not a good fit at the time,” he observed
“With Salah, it was different. He was unstoppable during practice, but always shy and quiet off the field.” I guess he did not have the confidence that we saw at every club he played for after Chelsea” he made comment on Salah
“Sometimes players don’t feel comfortable with that pressure. I liked it because it made me better.” Oscar who left for China on 2017 said.
He laude the efforts of Mourinho, tagging as one of the best manager on the globe.
“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.” he said