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Wayne Bridge

Manchester City’s new signing Wayne Bridge has admitted he quit Chelsea because he was frustrated with his lack of opportunities.

The England left-back completed his move, for a fee in the region of £10million, on Saturday – and was presented to the media this morning.

He revealed he jumped at the chance to work under manager Mark Hughes, whom he played with at Southampton earlier in his career, because he could not see a future at Stamford Bridge.

“I thought I was going to get a lot more games that what I had been doing,” he said.

“It just was not happening and it was probably the most frustrated I have been.

“There was a time when I had a string of games in the first team, and then Ashley Cole came straight back in.

“Maybe he [Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari] thinks Ashley Cole is a better left-back than me – that is the way football goes.”

Whatever the reason, Bridge had to accept he needed to move.

“No matter how well I played, I was never going to establish myself there,” he believes.

“I spoke to Scolari but I’ll leave that between me and him – and I left on a good note.

“Everyone was happy when an offer from Manchester City was put on the table – and for me it is a great opportunity to start playing week in week out.”



January 8, 2009 Posted by | Latest News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment