Nuri Sahin does not consider his stint with Real Madrid as a waste of time despite being hit by injuries.
Sahin has seen a fast-rising career stall during an injury-plagued year at the Bernabeu.
Sahin penned a six-year contract with Madrid in 2011 after catching the eye during Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga title-winning campaign the previous season, but the Turkey international experienced a frustrating time in Spain.
Struck down by injuries, he played only a handful of times for Jose Mourinho's side before joining Liverpool on a season-long loan last summer.
The 24-year-old, who returned to Dortmund on loan in January after making only 12 appearances at Anfield, does not regret making the move to Madrid, though.
He told AS: "Of course I had different expectations when I went there. But I was injured. I didn't play well when I was able to return to the team and the whole time I was injured the team were really playing very well.
"Now, when I see how my game is improving, I th...