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Chelsea starlet Kevin De Bruyne, who joined Bundesliga side Werder Bremen on a season-long loan, has angered fans of the German club after unwisely expressing a dislike for the country. The Belgian also admitted his desire to return to Chelsea at the end of the season.
In an interview with Belgian paper Het Nieuwsblad, De Bruyne said he preferred to spend all his free time at home, refused to learn German and hated the countryâ€™s mentality. The interview angered Bremen fans and the club moved quickly to pacify the furious patrons, revealed ESPN Soccernet.
Bremen chief Klaus Allofs told German media, â€œKevin has four years left on his Chelsea contract - it would be stupid for him to say, 'I am happy in Bremen and never want to leave again'. But I will stand up against people now saying he's just a mercenary.â€
De Bruyne himself attempted to calm down fans, saying, â€œIn the interviews I said I happily signed for Bremen as they offered me the chance to play and step up to the next level, but I also said, 'Chelsea are my bosses'. It's a one-year-loan after all. Maybe it was stupid to put it the way I put it. I can understand if they are a bit annoyed, and some of them might even whistle me on Saturday, but I back the fans, and I hope the fans back me as well.â€
The Belgian midfielder has made an impressive start to his loan spell, with three goals and one assist in seven Bundesliga games so far. The German club will want to end this controversy at the earliest as the Chelsea starlet has become an integral part of their team this season.
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