Speaking with Expresso, AVB feels that he was betrayed by his players during his time with the Blues.
"I made plenty of mistakes in England and maybe I was too aggressive with the press. I wanted to defend my players and the club, and at the end I looked around me and saw that I didn't have anyone else with me. I was treated badly all the way through".
Asked if he felt let down by his players at Chelsea, he was forthright with his answer: "Yes, and it was even public. Ashley Cole even admitted it. And although it's good that he's come out with it now, it was unacceptable at the time".