Borussia Dortmund loanee Nuri Sahin has admitted that he was not happy during his brief spell at Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old joined the Santiago Bernabeu side in 2011 from the German champions, but endured a torrid time at the club, playing just 10 games.
The Turkey international has since gone back to Jurgen Klopp's team on a two-year loan, but has conceded that he did not like his time in the Spanish capital.
“I can only play at 100 per cent if I'm happy,” he told Ruhr Nachrichten. “And that was certainly not the case at Real Madrid [and other loan club] Liverpool.
“So that's why I've come back to Dortmund.
“I think things would have been different at Real Madrid if I hadn't been injured.”