Bravo relishing Leeds chance
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Terry Venables moved to sign the talented left-sided youngster on transfer deadline day, and the 21-year-old will remain at Elland Road until the end of the season.
However, while expressing his happiness at his chance to impress in England, Bravo was quick to state that he had no intention of quitting the Bernabeu on a permanent basis.
"It was my decision (to go to Leeds)," said the Madrid starlet.
"I need to play to continue being a regular in the Spanish side, and if I don't do that Inaki Saez (Spain manager) might not count on me any longer.
"There is no option to buy, in June I will return (to Madrid).
"I never contemplated that option (to leave permanently).
"If I am still not a regular when I return, I won't mind going back out on loan, but the only thing I want is to be a first-team regular at Real Madrid for many years."
Bravo confirmed that he had received other options besides that of Leeds, but revealed he was drawn by the prospect of experiencing The Premiership.
He added: "The offer from Leeds was one of the deals that my agent managed, and in the end we decided to reach an agreement with them.
"I want to grow as a player, and this is a great chance.
"I want to live the football of England. They say that it is different and that players really appreciate it.
"People believe that English football should suit my qualities.
"At no moment have I asked the manager (Terry Venables) to guarantee me minutes. I, with my work, have to show him that I can play.
"I want to enjoy this experience to the maximum."
The Spaniard also admitted that he had spoken to Real team-mate Steve McManaman to find out what to expect during his spell in Yorkshire.
"I spoke to Macca and he told me that he has a couple of friends at Leeds," said Bravo.
"He told me not to worry, and that they would treat me well."