"I had a difficult start there, but also satisfaction to have done so well at that level. We played really good football with Roberto Mancini on the bench, winning the Coppa Italia and reaching the UEFA Cup semi-final," explained the Brazilian.
"I do regret leaving in bitter circumstances, but I no longer wanted to stay at Lazio. The President's plans weren't clear and I was not able to give my best. I sought other motivation despite the great affection I feel for the fans."
Cesar is not the only player to have left Lazio in a row with patron Claudio Lotito over contracts, as Paolo Di Canio and Angelo Peruzzi also protested.
"He looked after the interests of his business and I looked after mine. There were a few misunderstandings, but now we have clarified everything," assured Cesar in the Corriere dello Sport.