Domenico Criscito has spoken to Gazzetta dello Sport on his failed move to Inter back in 2015.
“There was no agreement found between the clubs as Zenit asked for too much [in Inter’s eyes]. Perhaps it was a missed opportunity but I have no regrets.
“Now I have played more than 200 matches for Zenit. It is a a great source of pride as this is one of the most important clubs in Europe.”
Criscito would have been managed by Roberto Mancini had he completed a switch to the Nerazzurri but now finds himself managed by the former Inter manager in St Petersburg.
“Mancini has a lot of personality, this has not changed since he was playing.”
The 30-year-old full back then discussed his future, with his contract having just over six months left to run.
“My contract expires in 2018 so when they call me to discuss things, I’ll deal with it with Andrea D’Amico, my agent. Yet, there is no shortage of offers from elsewhere.”