The 23-year old Ivorian departed Elland Road for Saint-Etienne on transfer deadline day and admits he has taken some time to adapt to football in France but is confident he will eventually succeed.
"It is true there is a big difference between the Championship and Ligue 1," Gradel told French newspaper L'Equipe.
"In England it is much more open, teams dare a lot more. In France, the game is more secure and tactical.
"But I have watched it closely and I have the right qualities to make a name for myself in France."