"In Barcelona I had big problems with injuries. Every day, I went home and cried, but that's how it is," he told El Comercio.
"I had to accept it and move on. I knew it was hard, but also that I would get myself out of it. Now I've done it.
"There were people who were always against me inside the club, but I had to be strong for my family and for the people who loved me."