Germany international Toni Kroos says he is “100 per cent satisfied” with his decision to quit the Bundesliga for the Spanish League in the close season.
The 24-year-old midfielder left Bayern for Real Madrid after rejecting their offer of a new contract beyond next summer, and he believes he made the right move.
“I’ve done everything right – I’m 100 per cent satisfied,” he told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. “In a worldwide standing, Real Madrid are a small step ahead of Bayern Munich.
“If I just think about my presentation at the Bernabeu, there were 20,000 fans there even though I had never played a single second for Real. Something like that is inconceivable in Germany. In Spain, the football fans are more emotional about the game.”
Kroos laid his hands on all trophies there was to win for Bayern. After triumphing with the Germany national team at this year’s World Cup in Brazil, he now has his eyes set on winning UEFA EURO 2016.
“If I look at all my list of honours, then a European Championship is all that I’m lacking,” Kroos added. “That should give me all the motivation I need.”
Scotland visit the World champions in Dortmund on Sunday night in their opening Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.