Motta hits out at inter over PSG move
Brazilian-born Italy international Thiago Motta has hit out at former club Inter Milan over his surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain in January.
Motta claims he was poorly treated by Inter and essentially forced out, blaming the club for destabilising him.
"I believe the club had already decided to get rid of me (before the season began)," Motta told Sky.
"The only reason it didn't happen is because (coach Gian Piero) Gasperini arrived.
"With his arrival I stayed another six months, because he asked to keep me, but that hurt me because I didn't deserve that.
"Then I had the chance to come to PSG, which was very important for me on a personal level as well as a professional one."
Gasperini had coached Motta at Genoa before joining Inter and was an avowed fan of the holding midfielder but he lasted only five official games in charge of the nerazzurri.
With Claudio Ranieri taking over and Motta suffering from injuries, his last few months at the club were not enjoyable, particularly due to Inter's faltering form.
And Motta was adamant that he should leave, even imploring president Massimo Moratti to let him go.
"In fact I spoke to him many times but also with (technical director) Marco (Branca) and the boss," added Motta.
"The truth is, if I hadn't gone then I would have left in June and that was no good for me because I don't feel good staying somewhere knowing that I will leave.
"I preferred to pack my bags straight away."
Motta denied that changing-room tensions contributed to his departure, although he did admit to not getting on with Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso.