Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has revealed why the likes of Kevin De Bruyne are and Mohamed Salah struggled to shine at Stamford Bridge.
Both players field to make their mark at Chelsea and the Blues decided to offload them.
De Bruyne and Salah are one of the best players in world football right now and they have been outstanding for their respective clubs.
The Belgian midfielder has guided Manchester City to several trophies already and Mohamed Salah has helped Liverpool end their title drought.
According to Oscar, De Bruyne struggled to perform at Chelsea because of injury problems and the lack of consistency.
Chelsea had quite a few options in the midfield back then and therefore the midfielder struggled to establish himself as a starter.
As for Salah, Oscar claims that the winger lacked in confidence at the time and he could not cope with the pressure at Chelsea.
He said: “There was a formation where [Eden] Hazard, De Bruyne and I played in midfield and it worked well. He only had a few chances, played well but then got injured. I guess that not being consistent at a club that had many options in the centre of the park meant he was not a good fit at the time.
“With Salah, it was different. He was unstoppable during practice, but always shy and quiet off the field. During the games, I guess he did not have the confidence that we saw at every club he played for after Chelsea, and especially now at Liverpool.”
He added: “Sometimes players don’t feel comfortable with that pressure. I liked it because it made me better.”