However, the Italian international claims that Mazzarri, who recently took over from Andrea Stramaccioni, lied to him about his role in the team.
"I thank [president Massimo] Moratti, [sporting director Marco] Branca and [director Piero] Ausilio, but not Mazzarri," he told reporters.
"Before he signed he told me that I was a fixed starter with the team and then after he arrived he said I was a starter, but one that should go home.
"He pushed me to go away. I went away because I could not return to Inter in his plans."