Bernardo Corradi was back in Canada on the weekend and admitted it was nice to not be forgotten by Montreal Impact.
The 36-year old Italian striker suffered a season-ending injury in June, just 11 matches into his MLS career, before returning to his homeland for treatment.
Corradi knows that it is easy to forget the injured players at a club but was thrilled when Impact officials asked him back for a team photo, saying that there has been plenty of support since his injury.
"Sometimes in soccer, when you're playing good, everyone's hugging you and saying you're the best, but then when you get injured, everyone forgets about you and no one calls," Corradi told reporters.
"But they never left me alone. They always supported me."
And Corradi added that fellow Italians Alessandro Nesta and Marco Di Vaio provide so much to the younger players at the Impact that they should be hanging on their every word.
"If I was a young guy and I saw Alessandro Nesta or Marco Di Vaio training next to me, I would be like a sponge, absorbing every advice they would give to me," Corradi added.