It was in July last year that South Australian footballer Alex Chidiac signed with Atletico Madrid.
Speaking with Optus Sport, the former Adelaide United and Melbourne City midfielder decided to make the switch to Spain despite others cautioning the young star.
"I had some people tell me it's a World Cup year next year and maybe you shouldn't go, maybe you should stay in Australia," Chidiac said.
"In my eyes, this was the perfect opportunity right now and I couldn't let fear take over or anything like that.
"I just need to go for it and see what happens.
"I don't regret it."
Chidiac has been enjoying her time in the Spanish capital, even mastering the Madrid public transport system.
Coming into Atletico, the side was coming off back-to-back Champions and were hungry for a third.
"Within the team, you've got that feel that you have to win at all cost, even at training it's very competitive," Chidiac said.
Her teammates have stitched her up a few times at training by putting her in the front of the line for a drill when she is still getting the basics of Spanish down.
"I'm like guys, 'I have no idea what's going on, this is not okay'," Chidiac laughed.
With the FIFA Women's World Cup just over a month away, the 20-year-old is looking forward to possibly being part of the squad headed to France.
Chidiac was just 16 when she came into camp ahead of 2015 World Cup and made her debut in the same year.
"Being so close to a World Cup again and being in and out of the squads throughout the year it's becoming more real that this could become a possibility," she said.
"I could be going to a World Cup and everything I've worked for and thoughts about all my life could be happening."
Atletico Madrid will be playing for their third consecutive Spanish title on Sunday (May 5).
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