The striker moved to Barca in February from Leganes as an emergency replacement signing.
"I felt really proud and patted myself on the back," Braithwaite told Goal.
"I said to myself that the hard work was paying off and it gave me even more motivation to push the limits on what I can do in my career.
"A lot of things changed because now I am at the biggest club in the world, so people look at you differently and recognise you more because my face is now more familiar.
"Beyond football, it changed a little bit but, in the end, football is still football."
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