â€śIt wasnâ€™t Jose Mourinhoâ€™s fault that I left Real Madrid,â€ť the 31-year-old stated. â€śIt wasnâ€™t because of him â€“ he actually made me stronger.
â€śI looked to give my best for him in these years, making sure I was always at his disposal. Unfortunately I wasnâ€™t always fit and that didnâ€™t help.
â€śIt was a good personal experience for me in Madrid, less so professionally. But it was a spell which helped me to grow, I matured a lot.
â€śI donâ€™t regret the years in the Real shirt, but, seeing how things went, I did lose a little desire to play. The decision to leave was taken after speaking with Carlo Ancelotti.
â€śI didnâ€™t play with continuity, partly because of the injuries, partly because of the competition for places.
â€śI want to play regularly at Milan, that was what I based my decision on. I will re-find the joy of playing football here. My desire was Milan.â€ť
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