Arjen Robben has revealed the regrets he had when he was at Real Madrid and played just two seasons at the club.
He said: “I initially did not want to leave. I had possibly my best preseason ever, but I still did not get a chance, so I had to make a decision.
“There was contact with Bayern, but it was a difficult decision, the most difficult one of my career. Bayern were not among the European elite at that moment — like we are now — and it was a step back for me.
“I went for it in the end, because the club did everything within their power to sign me. And the presence of Louis van Gaal obviously played a role as well.”