Carlos, you've swapped Hoffenheim for Rubin Kasan in Russia. What made you take this next step in your career?
It is simply time for me to try something new. I want to use this move as the next step in my career and development. The Russian league is an attractive prospect, and of course I now have the opportunity to play in the Champions League.
You haven't just experienced the development of Hoffenheim - you played a vital part in it. What will you take from these last three years?
Only positive things. Above all I have made many great friends over the past three years. Luiz Gustavo has become like a brother to me. From a sporting perspective the promotion to the Bundesliga was amazing, as was the first half of our debut season. All in all my development will be aided by much of what I experienced here at Hoffenheim.
The Bundesliga is losing one of its' best players. Will you still continue to follow both Hoffenheim and the Bundesliga?
It goes without saying that I will continue to follow Hoffenheim. I will be cheering them on, allbeit from a distance. And who knows; maybe we'll meet again some time.
Here is your chance to say a few words to the Hoffenheim fans, if you could like to:
I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support. Even in testing times I received the trust and support of the fans. I would like to wish 1899 and the fans all the best, and hope they go on to have a very successful season!