Real Madrid youngster Takefusa Kubo has insisted that he will be ready to make the most of his chance at the club when it comes.
The 18-year-old was formerly on the books at Barcelona's famed La Masia academy, but left in 2015 and went on to join Real Madrid last year via a stint at FC Tokyo.
Kubo's performances for Los Blancos during pre-season caught the eye before he was sent out on loan to Mallorca, and he is confident that he will do "great things" for the 13-time European champions when his opportunity arises.
"I'm very grateful to Barcelona and also to FC Tokyo for making me welcome after the ban," he told AS.
"After turning 18, I had the chance to choose a team and I chose Real Madrid because of their interest in me. I'm very grateful. And now I'm a big Madrid fan.
"[My dream is] to be a great player and to do great things at Real Madrid. Also for Japan. It all depends on me and I will have a place at Real Madrid. I'm going to keep working and I'll wait for my opportunity. When it arrives, I won't waste it."
Kubo has made 24 La Liga appearances for Mallorca this season, scoring three goals and creating three more.