The 29-year-old's second tour of duty in Italy came to an abrupt end when his contract at Roma was rescinded amidst reports of late night antics and a lack of discipline.
'The Emperor' has been linked with a return to the Rubro-Negro but the 58-year-old tactician ruled out a move and Adriano was disheartened by his former coach's comments.
"I was disappointed [with how Luxemburgo handled the situation]. Vanderlei has always praised me, saying that I was a player he would always want in his squad. Now, I get here and hear him talking about these things," he he told Globoesporte.
"Maybe it's a misunderstanding, maybe he has his problem. I understand everybody, I'm not here to judge anyone, that’s not who I am.
"I want to help, be a part of the squad and his work. I'm waiting, but there's a limit," he concluded.
Adriano failed to score for Roma and made just five league appearances for the club during his seven-month stint in the Italian capital.