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“What was very difficult is for the first time in January we were losing one of our big players. It’s a bit more destabilising than usual, especially the period of uncertainty. Once things are clear the team responds and focuses on the job. That’s why for us it’s not only to lose a world-class player it’s as well that this period of uncertainty creates a strange feeling in the dressing room. That’s why this transfer period is difficult in the middle of the season.”