He told The Sun : "The Galacticos era was a tough period for everyone at Real Madrid.
"I was just a young player and I only shared the dressing room with them now and again.
"But it was full of superstars with big reputations who between them had won everything there was to win.
"That can create its own problems as you can imagine.
"Having had that experience at Madrid and knowing I was coming to another club with lots of big names and stars, I suppose I was coming with a bit of trepidation.
"With what happened at Madrid in mind, I came over fearing the worst that it would be similar here.
"But one of the things I've commented on to my family is how it is just the opposite.
"From day one everyone has been down to earth, very comfortable with each other.
"Everybody gets on with everyone else, not just the players but around the club."