‘I felt betrayed by Mourinho’ – former Chelsea player reveals

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Former Chelsea left-back Filipe Luis has revealed he felt betrayed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho during his time at Chelsea.

The Brazilian left-back joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 but returned to Atletico Madrid after just one season with the Blues.

Mourinho preferred Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back over Luis and the Brazilian claims he made the decision to leave Chelsea after he was left out of the League Cup final having played all the games in that cup run.

He told Daily Mail: “When I was on the bench for the first game of the season I knocked on Mourinho’s office door and said: ‘Why did you bring me here? Why didn’t you just leave me at Atletico?’

“He said that he didn’t feel as secure defensively with me in the team as he did with Azpilicueta.

“He said I had to win my place. I couldn’t expect that because of my name I was going to be first choice.

“He was right. I wasn’t playing well. But I also think you have to be on the pitch to improve.

“I never regretted the move because I was at one of the biggest clubs in the world but everyone wants to play!”

He added: “At the time I felt betrayed for want of a better word. I did not want to work for Mourinho for another year. But it was not his fault. We won the final and I have the medal at home!”

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