"I felt that they no longer needed me and I had two choices: to stop or go and have fun elsewhere. When I went to the stadium and I saw people happy I was leaving and I knew it was time to go. I was sorry, but I realised it was over.
"When I told about Parma's call to Zarbano, Spors and the other managers, no one said to me 'stay, help the boys'. They told me: 'If you have decided to go, go'. You could see that they were happy and I wanted to remove the disturbance.
Pandev then confirmed that he will not take part in the Italy-North Macedonia playoff match on March 24th: "No, I won't be there."