Luís Figo explains controversial move from Barcelona to Real Madrid

Luís Figo explains controversial move from Barcelona to Real Madrid

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The former Portuguese international reveals that he moved to Real Madrid "to improve in all ways."

Luís Figo's career was marked by the moment he decided to leave Barcelona and move to their arch-rival, Real Madrid, back in 2000/01. The former Portuguese international explains his controversial decision, which has not yet been forgotten at Camp Nou. He also recalls the moment he left Portugal and arrived in Italy, where he played for Inter.

"When you change, you always think it will be for the better. The first big change was when I moved from Portugal to Spain. I was very young and I was looking for a new experience that would give me more prestige. With the second [big change], I was looking for recognition, trying to improve in all ways - economically, prestige, trophies... Finally, with Inter, I was looking for happiness as a footballer," Figo told Spanish newspaper 'Marca'.

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