“I don’t want to speak about him as a player I would or would not buy. I want to speak about him as a professional, as a human being.
“It was the last thing I told him before he left -– I was not right with you once, I have to be right to you now.
“So when he was asking me to let him leave, I had to say yes, you can leave because I did it once, I cannot do it twice.
“I could not stop him to go, even though I know we have so many matches and probably would need him for a few matches or a few periods.
“So I feel sorry for the first period with him, he knows that, I am happy that he knows, because I told him.
“I will miss a good guy, a good pro, a very good influence in training. But I had to let him go and now publicly wish him and his wife a very happy life in Chicago.”