Sochaux striker Anthony Le Tallec regretted his time at Sunderland after seeking a move away from Liverpool.
The 22-year-old is currently back in his homeland with Sochaux after failing to make the break-through into Rafa Benitez's side.
Le Tallec spent last season in Sunderland's disastrous relegation campaign and the striker believes he would have been better served staying at Anfield.
"I should never have met with Rafael Benitez and asked to loan me to another club. I should have stayed at Liverpool," he told L'Equipe.
Le Tallec is now enjoying himself in Ligue 1 and hopes to make a permanent move to the Stade Bonal outfit come the end of the season.
"At Sochaux I feel very well," he continued. "The first part of the season has not been fantastic, but it is improving.
"I believe in myself and am working hard. I believe we can achieve something great with Sochaux.
"I am fed up with moving, I want to settle in France. I already talked to chairman Jean-Claude Plessis. Here, I feel free."