Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said he made the right move for his career by joining the Spanish club from Bayern Munich in 2014.
He has become a key player at Real and won plenty of silverware including three Champions Leagues in four seasons.
“My change of team was correct, in fact, from my point of view there is no doubt about it,” Kroos revealed.
“Clearly, if you go abroad to a top club, it means one more step in your development.
“Carlo Ancelotti wanted me in Madrid, and had bet on me.”
Kroos has also opened up on his move to the Spanish capital and the differences between the two sides.
“Before leaving I was seen as a good player, perhaps as a very good player, but as one of the many players that Bayern had,” he reflected.
“But if you play as a Real footballer you get even more attention.
“Maybe that part from the fans I do not like so much.”
The German player starts almost every Real Madrid game and has thanked his French coach for believing in him.
“From the beginning, he gave me a lot of confidence, and in his two years [with Real Madrid] he’s played me in almost every game, especially in the big games,” he indicated.
“Trust me, I will always try to give everything for the team. We have a good relationship.
“A friendly relationship with the coach is important for each player. “