The USA international exited Craven Cottage last week to join London rivals Tottenham and admits the whole transfer saga left him feeling like he needed to cry.
"I just remember calling my wife and my mom and almost wanting to break down in tears because it was a tough time," he told Sports Illustrated.
"Going into that last day and night there were still a lot of question marks. It wasn't clear-cut this was going to happen.
"Some other things came up and you are going through that struggle, which was not fun for anybody.
"It was difficult for Fulham and for me, not knowing how it's going to end.
"It's just about having that faith, holding onto hope that something was going to happen that both parties were going to be happy with.
"In the end that was accomplished, but the deal didn't get done until right about 9pm (on deadline day), and that was when a fee was agreed."