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Filipe Luis lifts lid on Jose Mourinho ‘betraying’ him at Chelsea

Filipe Luis has shed some mild on his time at Chelsea, revealing he felt Jose Mourinho ‘betrayed’ him accurate thru his short-lived spell at Stamford Bridge.

Luis, now encourage in his native Brazil where he stars for Flamengo, will look his two extinct aspects hump face to face within the Champions League on Tuesday night, as Atletico Madrid host Chelsea in Budapest.

The left-encourage is finest known for his time with Atleti, where he performed in two Champions League finals across his two spells beneath Diego Simeone. However lawful within the center of his Atletico profession got here a season at Chelsea, where he did now not exercise the favour of then-supervisor Mourinho.

The Blues won the Premier League and the League Cup accurate thru Luis’ one season in England, but Luis managed lawful 15 league appearances, with Mourinho on the total selecting Cesar Azpilcueta at left-encourage sooner than him.

And whereas the 35-year-archaic knows now that Mourinho’s picks had been vindicated, he freely admits he harboured some unfriendly blood towards the Portuguese boss,

He said in an interview with The Mail: “When I became on the bench for the vital sport of the season I knocked on Mourinho’s space of job door and said: ‘Why did you bring me here? Why didn’t you lawful hump away me at Atletico?’

“He said that he didn’t if reality be told feel as stable defensively with me within the group as he did with Azpilicueta. He said I had to exercise my space. I couldn’t request that on story of of my name I became going to be first replace.

Cesc Fabregas, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis, Diego Costa
Luis won the Premier League at Chelsea alongside some Atleti alumni | Mike Hewitt/Getty Photos

“He became lawful. I wasn’t taking part in nicely. However I also mediate you would enjoy got to be on the pitch to enhance. I never regretted the switch on story of I became at one amongst the largest golf equipment on this planet but all and sundry needs to play.

“On the time I felt betrayed for desire of a bigger notice. I didn’t are making an are attempting to work for Mourinho for yet every other year. However it certainly became now not his fault. We won the closing and I in actuality enjoy the medal at house.”

There became absolute self assurance in Luis’ thoughts who he’s going to be supporting on Tuesday, then again.

“I’m supporting Atletico,” he said. “It’s quiet my dream to scrutinize them exercise the Champions League.”

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