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Sunday was an emotional day for Leeds United.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 7:32 am

Not only did the Whites welcome fans back to Elland Road, but they also bid farewell to two of the club’s most well-loved veterans in the form of Gaetano Berardi and Pablo Hernandez.

The duo will leave Marcelo Bielsa’s squad now that the season is over, and both were given a barrage of heartfelt tributes by fans and teammates alike.

Reflecting on Sunday, Berardi said: "It was very emotional from early in the morning.

"When I woke up I started to think about the day and it was very emotional.

"One friend told me recently, that your experience is like a difficult book to read... but when you finish it, you have good memories of this book and it was a really nice book to read.

"I was thinking about the lads who give me everything every single day. The club, this man [Victor Orta], everyone at the club helped me every single day with everything.

"I faced some difficult moments and they were ready for me and to help. I was thinking about that. I couldn't talk with the guys [before the game] because I was very emotional.

"Living with these feelings and these memories is the best feeling I could have.

"It was incredible to have the fans back at the stadium. We missed this. I hope next season the guys can enjoy it more."

Asked to sum up his Whites career in five words as a final send off, Berardi smiled: "It was a crazy experience."

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