After ten years with Real, Pepe left for Besiktas last summer - and hasn't been shy from having a pop at the Madridista support.
But on Thursday, Pepe told Sabah: "I spent ten years there, many players dream of having this continuity.
"I love Real Madrid, I do not play anymore but I remain a supporter of the club. They have a lot of quality players. I think they'll be successful, but until they meet Besiktas ... because I'm a person who always wants to win.
"I received a lot of offers but I preferred the kindness of the people in Turkey. For me, it's a bigger factor than economic conditions. I do not think I would be so happy in another club."