"I always said to myself that when I was done in Europe, that I would come here and play in the US and I always wanted to do it in New York, and also see if I could make the sport progress here," he said.
The ex-France international also touched on the amount of hard work he put in to become a household name in the football world.
"I've always said that I just want people to recognize my work. That's the only thing," he added.
"You know when you've done something and you've put in a lot of work, a lot of effort people use the word sacrifice, but for me there was none because I wanted to do it. Sacrifice is when you are forced to do something. For me there were no sacrifices."