And the veteran Uruguayan defender said of the former Chelsea manager: "Mister [André Villas-Boas] was an ace, because he has a sympathy that convinces you; he's a psychologist.
"You talk to him and you can't be upset. It's impossible. I remember that I had arrived after a great World Cup with Uruguay, I was used to being a starter and it was difficult to stay on the bench, but he always treated everyone equally.
"If you weren't 100 percent, you would go to the bench. It made everyone feel good and do their best. That's what the coach is. I think he should be training a much better team, but that's him. He should be training a Manchester United or something ... [laughs]."