He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Everyone wants to win the Champions League and I'd be stupid to say otherwise. It would've been an extra prestigious trophy for my cabinet, but at that moment, I needed something different.
"My mistake was to change my play to suit Barcelona. Believe me, that is my only regret in this career, that I tried to become like them.
"Mourinho will alway remain The Special One and had a significant impact on my career. I wish him all the best and I'm sure his next job will be a winning one."