The Argentina international midfielder said: “I want to make my own history. It is an honour to be compared with Redondo, but I want to make my own name.
“I don’t believe we’re so similar. The tradition of the No5 changes with each player who fills that position and their characteristics.
“I’ve only been in Madrid for a short time, but have adjusted very quickly. I feel very comfortable and I have more freedom than I did playing for Boca Juniors.”