De Tomas faces his former club this weekend.
He recalled: "I had the option to stay when I spoke with Julen (Lopetegui), but I decided not to because I felt that I was not going to be a participant in that year, because the preseason was not good for me, I did not play almost anything.
"I need to compete to feel good , happy, practical, so that my family can enjoy watching me play football, and in Madrid I felt that it was not the place or the moment.
"I didn't want to be standing there."
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