Dani Carvajal is delighted to be back with Real Madrid.
The full-back was presented at the Bernabeu on Friday - exactly a year after he was sold to Bayer Leverkusen for €5 million.
"Since I has little, I have worked hard to get here," he said at a press conference.
"I don't want to be an example for anyone, but I want to encourage the youngsters to keep working every day, because making it to the first team is every academy player's dream."
Carvajal believes he is a better footballer after spending a year in Germany and insisted he held no hard feelings with Madrid for sending him abroad.
"We came to a mutual agreement when I left. No-one kicked me out of the club," he said.
"Perhaps if I had stayed I wouldn't be sitting here now. The fact that I am sitting here means that it was the right decision. I was missing a few skills that I needed in order to compete with world-class players and now I've come back to give everything I've got.
"Living alone in another country is a great experience. I made new friends, I matured, and I can tell I have grown a lot."