Francisco Lindor wishes he had more time with Robinson Cano as his teammate, but said he “respects” the Mets’ decision to designate the struggling veteran for assignment on Monday.

A day after the star shortstop said he wouldn’t be happy if the club dumped Cano in order to trim its roster down to 26 by Monday’s deadline, the Mets followed through with the decision.

“Sad,” Lindor said after the Mets fell to the Braves 5-2 at Citi Field. “I didn’t want to see him go, but I respect the team’s decision. He’s a great guy, great teammate. I wish I [could] spend more time with him, continue to learn about the game and different things that he has been through in life. But at the end of the day, I’m with the New York Mets and I respect their decision.”