Bayern München forward Mario Gotze insists he is happy at the Allianz Arena and has never considered looking for a move away from the club.
Despite a high-profile, big-money move from BVB Dortmund in 2013, Gotze has struggled to establish himself in the first team for the Bavarians, leading to constant speculation an exit may be on the cards.
However, now in his third season in Munich, Gotze revealed the thought of leaving never crossed his mind, although he did concede that being overlooked for big matches hasn't been easy for him.
"The last two years were certainly like a maturing process for me," he told Suddeutsche Zeitung. "I feel very, very happy here. I am glad to be a Bayern player.
"I would love to be a face of FC Bayern. I've played a good part in the first two years and I want to play an even greater part.
"I never wanted a transfer. It's quite possibly that other clubs had interest, but I had no interest leaving Bayern."
Gotze also admitted regretting the negativity that surrounded him leaving Dortmund for Bayern.
"I made my own mistakes, but a lot of things that have been twisted," he added. "Probably the people have thought 'He signed there just because of money. That's not a good person'.
"Today I know; at the latest at the beginning of the pre-season in Munich, I should have explained my transfer. I should have stated my sporting reasons to end all the speculations. By doing so, it all would have ended. But I didn't and that left room for some interpretations."