Mourinho exits Chelsea press conference ahead of Steaua Bucharest clash

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho left his press conference early ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Steaua Bucharest.

The Portuguese tactician up and exited ahead of time after taking offence to questions about Kevin de Bruyne who was not part of the squad for the trip to Romania.

Mourinho felt the question about the Belgian forward was not necessary, especially after all of the recent attention surrounding Juan Mata’s absence from the starting line-up.

"This is fantastic because nobody asks me about Mata," Mourinho said. "You are for three weeks speaking about Mata, and now you are speaking about Kevin de Bruyne.

"So you are not interested in the players that are playing? You are interested in the players that are not playing.

"He was not selected. It was my decision. Only 11 can play and 18 can be selected.

"I try to decide by what they do on the pitch when they play and what they do in training.

"I try to be honest with Juan and say that he's going to play tomorrow, because of what he did in training and because of what he did in the matches he played.

"With Kevin it's the same. He's not selected because I didn't like the match he played against Swindon and I didn't like the way he was training.

"But you have this tendency to only ask about the guys that are not selected. See you tomorrow."

 
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