Bravo relishing central role
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Madrid boss Carlos Queiroz has been employing Bravo in a central defensive role due to an injury to first-choice Ivan Helguera, and the former Leeds loan star has so far performed admirably in his new position.
Real have yet to keep a clean sheet this term, but that has not stopped them from opening with four wins and a draw from their opening five league and Champions League encounters.
"I would sign up to continue conceding goals if the team scores more in every game," said the Spanish international.
"If the team attacks, it is logical that we will have problems at the back and will concede goals, but the ability we have in our front men means we will always try to score more goals than our rival."
Bravo also admitted it has come as an unexpected surprise that he is featuring regularly for 'Los Merengues', albeit in a central defensive role.
"If they had told me this at the beginning of the season, I would not have believed it.
"It's an enormous joy to be playing in all the games. Every time I play there, I feel better in central defence.
"Although, at the beginning, I was a little nervous and out of position, I think I have adapted very well and am getting more confident all the time.
"However, I must improve my movement and, above all, be very aware of aerial balls as I'm not that tall."
Concerning a possible call to national side to fill a central defensive berth, Bravo remained cautious and insisted he was focusing solely on playing regularly for Real.
"What is clear is that I'm going to keep on working and, if they call, all the better, but what I want to do is play every Sunday and not think about other things."