"Working every day is something I do miss, but I also will say that my quality of life has improved a great deal," he told selected reporters at a publicity event on Thursday.
"Every now and then I will talk with my colleagues about this, how they would want to work every day.
"But I tell them that we are fortunate to have time. And time is wealth. We are focused and determined to start this European adventure, after that the results will shape the decisions of all."