Wesley Sneijder believes his decision to leave Inter Milan for Galatasaray in January has worked in his favour.

The playmaker seems to have revitalised his career after making the January switch from Italy. He moved for £8m and has enjoyed a successful start to his career in Turkey.

"I'm very happy in Galatasaray, I have felt very welcome since the day I arrived. It's an amazing club," the 28-year-old told reporters ahead of Galatasaray's Champions League clash against Real Madrid. "I'm definitely sure I made the right choice in coming here.

"I wanted to make a step forward and not back after Inter and look where I am now: playing Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, so I think I made the right choice."

He now faces his former boss Jose Mourinho in the Bernabeu on Wednesday night and is confident his side can get the result everyone seems to doubt.

"We are here to win the game, we have not come here to wait and defend, we are here to play the way we want to because we have a strong team," the Netherlands international added. "It's no surprise that we are in the Champions League quarter-finals because of the players we have."

He concluded by saying it's about Galatasaray getting through and nothing else matters after stating at the beginning of the week that Mourinho was a 'second father' to him.

"It's amazing for me to play against him tomorrow, we had a great time together, but we have to forget about it now," Sneijder concluded. "Tomorrow we are enemies, we are not friends any longer."


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