Ex Chelsea midfielder Oscar has spoken about the reasons behind the failures of Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne at the club.
Salah and De Bruyne were Chelsea players at some point in their respective careers, but went on to shine at Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.
Oscar, who was a first team player for Chelsea from 2012 to 2017, spoke about his ex-teammates.
“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.”
He added: “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.”