PABLO: I STILL HAVE SPRING IN MY STEP
PABLO Hernandez may be Leeds United’s oldest outfield player, but the midfielder claims he feels younger than ever after making his move to Elland Road permanent.
The 31-year-old had been on loan from Qatari side Al-Arabi, but he has now been signed until the end of the season, with the club having an option to extend the deal for a further 12 months.
Before hosting Derby on Friday evening, Hernandez had scored three goals in 15 league appearances for the Whites, and the former Swansea City man is convinced he has enough left in the tank for another crack at the Premier League.
“When you look at the age of this squad you can think ‘Oh, Pablo’s an old player, no?’ because a lot of young players are here,” said Hernandez.
“But my feeling is like a young player. I know myself. I know I can give all of me for the next two or three years and I’ll fight for this – to play in the Premier League next year with Leeds.
“I need to show my experience for these young players. I need to be an example on the training ground, in the games. When I came here, I knew this and I’m happy with that.”
MATURE: Pablo Hernandez