Manchester United youngster Dylan Levitt admits a loan spell at NK Istra 1961 did wonders for his confidence.
The 20-year-old struggled during an initial loan spell at League One side Charlton, barely playing first team football.
But he came back to United and then went on loan to Croatian side NK Istra in February.
"The first part of the season wasn't too great, I didn't play too much," said Levitt to reporters during international duty for Wales at Euro 2020.
"I got an offer from Croatia to go out there for four or five and months and I took it.
"It was beneficial for me as a player and individual, getting game time, and I've come back more confident.
"I feel I can adapt to most countries and I don't mind if I play in England or abroad now.
"I knew if I'd stayed in the (United) U23s I wouldn't get the chance of first-team football.
"Everyone needs the taste of men's football, whether that's in the first season or second season (with the U23s) and it was good to go out and get a different experience elsewhere.
"It's an unbelievable honour to be in the squad. If I can get on that pitch in a major tournament for Wales that would be one of the proudest moments of my life."