Despite the controversy surrounding the incident, which took place in June, Barca went on to sign Suarez from Liverpool in a £75m deal the following month.
"I did cross my mind that it could end my dream of joining Barcelona, that I could lose everything," Suarez told teammate Gerard Pique in an interview for The Players Tribune.
"In the days before I was kicked out of the World Cup, I spoke to Zubizarreta and the president. They told me that they still wanted me and I don't have any problem in saying that I cried because they still wanted me.
"After what happened it was difficult to have confidence in me. Barcelona were fantastic with me over this and I will always be grateful."
Suarez has been a revelation at Camp Nou, scoring 135 goals and registering 74 assists in just 172 appearances.