Sebastian Rudy is confident he will succeed at Bayern Munich despite the stiff competition for places.
The versatile midfielder, who can also play at right-back, impressed at Hoffenheim in 2016-17 to earn himself a move to the Allianz Arena and a place in Joachim Low's Germany squad for the Confederations Cup.
Rudy faces a tough task to secure a starting berth at the Bundesliga champions, but he has vowed to give his all to make an instant impact at this new club.
"I am not naive and I know that the competition for places at Bayern is brutal," the 27-year-old told Sport Bild.
"But I also know what I can do and I want to prove my worth.
"It does not matter whether Bayern will sign anyone else to replace Alonso. I did not even know he would retire when I signed for Bayern in the first place.
"I think I fit in very well at Bayern. Expectations might not be very high, but I want to make the most of this opportunity. I do not feel any pressure. I have the ability and the patience to succeed at Bayern."
Rudy has signed a contract with Bayern until June 2020.