“I dreamed of a more balanced Inter side and now it is,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I wanted a different defender to the ones I had, someone who could dominate the air and also play further up the field. I got Lucio.
“Only a stupid Coach would be happy to lose Ibrahimovic, but only a stupid Coach would not be happy to have Eto’o. I am very pleased with his arrival.
“If as [agent Mino] Raiola said the negotiations had been going on for a year, then let us say something strange happened. If it is a recent thing, then it’s fine, as he gave Inter everything he could, always.
“In fact, I think this is the transfer of the summer and a deal worth in total over £80m, as for me Eto’o is not worth a Euro less than Ibra.
“The first time we met, we argued, and I like a player who is fired up after a defeat,” smiled the Special One of the Cameroon hitman.