“They have been five wonderful years. It is a sad day because I’m closing a marvellous chapter. I had a great time here, we have won big things and now a new chapter opens for me. It was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to take; leaving Madrid is never easy. I have mediated it well and I wanted to be honest with Real Madrid and myself. You have to know when to say goodbye and I think that this was the best moment to do so”.