AC Milan legend Rino Gattuso insists he has a good relationship with coach Massimiliano Allegri.
He said: “I have a great relationship with Max. We were teammates, we won a championship together, but when you hear certain words, you find it difficult to digest.
“I have a character that has seen me make many mistakes, but has also allowed me to do a lot of good things, because I am stubborn and proud.
“When I feel I am a failure, I can take it and I will go. I will decide with my family, who love me. I need to feel enthusiastic, wanted for what I can do. This was not possible, so I decided to remove myself from the disruption.
“Do I regret anything? I have not yet left Milan. I feel them inside. During these months I have avoided going home to say goodbye to the people that I love, but only because pandemonium would break out in the papers.
“However, the sentiments spoken about me are nice and respectful, they make me realise that I made the right decision and that it pays to be passionate about the work.”