The veteran announced his departure over the summer.
“Obviously, it's difficult [to leave after so many years]. It's been a long time, but all good things come to an end," he said.
"I want it to be this way, at a great level. The club has changed a lot. Every year, the team and the club have improved. That's why lasting here for a long time and playing regularly is really difficult.
"For that reason, I'm very pleased for what I have achieved during my time here."