Werder Bremen midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has slammed suggestions that he is unhappy in Germany.
The 21-year-old, currently on a season-long loan from Chelsea, was quoted in local media as saying he was not enjoying his time in the Bundesliga and had a poor relationship with manager Thomas Schaaf.
The quotes were taken from a translated interview which De Bruyne gave to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
But the youngster insists his comments are a result of a poorly translated article.
He allegedly said: “I miss the warmth and the atmosphere that I had in Genk.
“Germans are more formal, more serious. If Werder is a family club, it’s more for the German players.
“The coach is okay but we don’t talk. It’s simple: He hasn’t come up to me and I haven’t come up to him.
“I started having German lessons but I have stopped. I don’t like it. Honestly speaking, I don’t want to live in Germany in the future.”
But the ex-Genk man has used his Twitter account to refute the quotes, claiming he is happy in Bremen and is enjoying learning the language.
“To everyone who reads German papers: the interview that has been published about me is a translation of a Belgian interview,” he wrote.
“In the translating process, some things obviously went wrong. I really am happy in Bremen and I’m fully adapting to the German mentality.
“I’m here to learn and I’m learning each and every day. I only said I miss my friends and my life in Belgium, but I certainly didn’t say that I’m unhappy here!
“I hope this clears things up for everyone. Focus on the national team now!”
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