Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has admitted that he is glad he turned down a move to Manchester United in favour of joining the Spanish giants in the summer.
Kroos won the World Cup with Germany in the summer and could have started the campaign with Man Utd, having agreed a deal to move there while David Moyes was in charge.
However, a change in management there caused a reassessment of the situation, and Real revealed their interest in the former Bayern Munich man.
Kroos chose to move to the Champions League winners for £20 million rather than joining the Premier League side.
Since then, things have been on the up for Kroos.
Having won the World Cup with his country in the summer, Kroos aided Real in their Club World Cup victory just last week.
He has spoken to the press since, declaring that he is convinced he made the right decision in the summer.
Kroos said: “I’m so happy to win the Club World Cup for a second time. This trophy is so good for Real Madrid, we are a great family.
“I chose Real Madrid and now I’m so happy. I was right to sign for Madrid.
“Before coming here, I didn’t know what to expect, but I made the decision.
“I was looking for something new and I was lucky that I signed for Real Madrid.”