He declared: "I think some thanks should be essential to the people who gave me a lot in these fantastic two years that I spent in Inter F.C.
"First of all, my heartfelt thanks to President Mr. Massimo Moratti and to his family for what they have done for me and for the helpfulness given to me and to my dearest ones. I will be always be close to Mr. Moratti for the esteem and fondness he has shown me in these beautiful years. Then like to thank all my team-mates, aware that, without their encouragement and help on field, Inter wouldn't have got so many important wins both nationwide and world-wide. A very special thanks also goes to all Italian and Foreign soccer players that they have made me improve match by match.
"My gratitude goes to the coaches of Inter of these years and above all, Mr. Josè Mourinho who greatly wanted me in the team and for the opportunity he gave me taking me to Milan. A very special thanks also to Marco Branca, Technical Director, to Sporting Director, Piero Ausili, to Team Manager, Andrea Butti and to all the staff of Internazionale S.p.A. and the one of the sporting centre La Pinetina in Appiano Gentile: doctors, physiotherapists, cooks and waiters, warehousemen and gardeners and all the people in Inter Channel.
"I will never forget the affection of the fans of Inter [Mauro the greatest one] who have made me feel as one of them and who have always supported me.
"As well as to all the journalists and reporters I have had the pleasure to meet during my stag in ltaly. Moreover, I also feel to thank my "ItaIian mum", Ciacia Guzzetti, for thr invaluable help and my Super Manager, Claudio Vigorelli, for the dedication and the skills he has shown.
"Finally, thanks to "the very Inter player", I have felt myself Marco Materazzi. Thanks big brother!
"Hoping not to have forgotten anyone, thanks again to everyone!