- The La Masia graduate's first-team experience at Barcelona had been restricted to just one appearance.
- He joined Getafe on a permanent basis earlier this year.
- Cucurella doesn't regret his decision to quit the Catalans but he was a bit disappointed to leave Camp Nou.
"I don't think they gave me a chance. I played five minutes in a Copa game and it's difficult to show if you're up to it or not. On the other hand, that decision has made me the player I am now.
"For an academy player, it's tough but I have the chance to succeed in the world of football. It wasn't to be in Barca and I had to look for it elsewhere, but thanks to Eibar and Getafe I have become a La Liga player and can play for Spain U21s."
Cucurella joined La Masia in 2012, at the age of 14. The left-back made his debut appearance for the first team in the Spanish Cup win over Real Murcia in 2017. He played 7 minutes in that encounter.
After a few loans at Eibar and Getafe, the 22-year-old moved to the latter club on a permanent basis for €10m this summer.
Ronald Koeman's side will take on Getafe in La Liga on Saturday and Cucurella has refused to rule out his potential return to Camp Nou in the future.
"Barca will always be Barca. It's my home," Marc added. "We would all like to return home one day. I work for myself, to have a good career. If one day the chance comes up to return to Barca, the truth is I would be delighted."