Belgium and Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne says he bears no grudge against former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, following his spell under the Portuguese.
Mourinho did not see the Manchester City star a worthy member of his Chelsea squad, deciding to offload him to German side, Wolfsburg, on his return as the manager of the club.
The Belgian was named in the second batch of Ballon d’Or nominees released yesterday.
The former Madrid coach had said he felt the midfielder was “not capable of fighting for a place in the first team”, a claim De Bruyne dismissed following his displays in the Bundesliga as well as Manchester City.
The midfielder told Daily Mail that he keeps nothing in mind against Mourinho.
“I have no problem with Jose. I could not say anything before as I was not playing.
“If he says something to the press they are going to believe it because at that moment it was the only thing they had to listen to, the only evidence there was. But I do not think I am like he said.
“I always want to play. I have played hundreds of times in my career and I am only 25. So I think I have answered it quite well.
“In some ways it was a good experience. It is the only experience of not really playing and it gave me another aspect, to realise how to conduct yourself.
“I learned a lot about myself and I am happy with the decision I made to move on.
“I think Chelsea had a different view than I had of myself. I was young but also experienced. As far as I was concerned, I was ready to play.
“I have read that, for them at Chelsea, I was too young, but in my mind you are never too young. If you are ready, you are ready.
“I think Eden Hazard was the same age as me when he played so it is a little bit strange to say this guy is young and the other guy is old enough to play.
“It is just another way of saying that somebody is not good enough.”