The two clubs ran out of time on deadline day to find an agreement for the Belgian.
â€œAt times football is like this. These things happen in life," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
â€œAm I angry at the failed move? No, I'm disappointed. I had done the medical and at that point already felt like a Juventus player in every sense."
He also told Tuttosport: â€œIt's disappointing that Zenit made that decision, especially as turning down â‚¬25m can be damaging. I, however, can only thank Juventus, as they showed such class with me and did everything they could to sign me.
â€œIt was a strange incident, but I learned Zenit's decision much earlier than the transfer deadline. I then returned to Brussels, where I arrived at 3am just before the match against Spain.
â€œMy destiny was with the Bianconeri, that's how I felt. Now I mustn't think about it anymore. I must remain concentrated, as I am a professional.
â€œAlthough with a contract that expires in Juneâ€¦"