"Jose's departure saddened me a lot," said Malouda in an interview with ESPN. "I really felt like his departure was more a personal issue than anything else, the club wanted him out.
"We cannot say the club is back on track and not in crisis. Honestly, right now we can't pretend we can win the Premier League. Even if we won in Valencia and Bolton, we are not dominating and we didn't really control the game."