Lucas Hernandez has said that he joined Bayern to get out of his comfort zone.
“There were other interested clubs and I had everything I needed in Madrid,” he told France Football. “I put everything on the table. I thought about it; I spoke with my family.
“In the end, it was the right moment for me to change life, city, culture and country; to see something else. Bayern corresponds with who I am, my mentality, my ambitions.
“The club representatives and the players told me that I was going to be joining a family. That is the truth.
“Bayern is an historic club. It represents so many things in the world. I have already had a nice little experience and a list of achievements, but I am a big competitor and I want to win even more titles. Bayern is a winning machine. That was perfect for me.
“This is a real step forward in joining Bayern. I wanted to go to the next level. By joining Bayern, I have arrived in one of the best clubs in the world.
“I wanted to put myself under a bit of pressure, join a different club, where the language and culture is different, to put myself in danger, not stay in my comfort zone in Madrid.”