Royston Drenthe is delighted with his first weeks at Real Madrid.

The former Feyenoord wing-back admits the passion of the Real fans has taken him aback: "I feel brilliant here, it been a very fast adjustment. Very few players get to play for Real Madrid. This shirt has been worn by great players like Zidane, Di Stefano, Gento who for me are authentic legends. I dreamed about coming here as a boy. It is the greatest honor in the world.

"I feel happy here. I am very grateful. It is peculiar (laughter): all my friends said to me that I was going to be playing next to great stars and now they say that I have become one. I think that I am still a normal person, but to my friends it's difficult to believe and they do make fun of me."