Andre Schurrle has told The Times that Jose Mourinho never trusted him in his time at Chelsea.
The German was signed by Mourinho in 2013 from Bayer Leverkusen but he failed to make an impact under the Special one and was ultimately sold.
Now he has claimed the Portuguese manager never fully trusted him.
“I had a good time at Chelsea and was accepted in the team, so it’s difficult to explain why I left,” he said.
“I don’t know why Mourinho didn’t trust me. It all felt a bit weird to me. I started a few games, was on the bench for a few, then started some more.
“It was up and down the whole time. I didn’t get any consistency from the manager so found it hard to produce my best.”