Real Betis midfielder Marc Roca has admitted that leaving Leeds United this summer was a ‘great option’ for him as he now shines in Spain.

The midfielder has been speaking to Radio Marca about his season so far, after shining with Betis, who he joined on loan from Leeds in the summer.

He took advantage of a clause in his contract at Elland Road to leave on loan following relegation to the Championship, becoming one of several players to do so.

He had only been with the Whites since the summer of 2022 after joining from Bayern Munich but was largely unable to impress for the club in what proved to be a disappointing campaign for everyone involved.

He’s bounced back under Manuel Pellegrini, becoming a key player in his Betis side and already posting numbers that have put him in line for the best season of is career.

That saw him make Luis de la Fuente’s pre-list for his Spain squad for this international break, further recognition of his good performances and the midfielder has again revealed how happy he is, explaining what he learned at Leeds and why it’s helped him back in Spain.

“I have always based myself on the principle of working day by day, trusting in myself and seeking those results,” he said.

“Outside of Spain I have grown as a person. I was clear that returning to Spain was a great option.

“From the first moment I felt at home in Betis. I understand very well with Guido (Rodriguez), we make a great couple.

“In England I have learned to be a box to box. It’s a luxury to play with Isco, he makes everything easier.”