Pablo Hernandez talks up Leeds United support as "extra motivation" in Marcelo Bielsa's Premier League push

Pablo Hernandez on Leeds United's support

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 4:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 4:51 pm
Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez. (Pic: Bruce Rollinson)

Leeds United's fanbase gives Pablo Hernandez 'extra motivation' in his bid to help the club reach the Premier League.

Hernandez joined the Elland Road ranks in 2016 and put pen to paper on a new two-year deal in West Yorkshire last November.

He has bagged four goals and pitched in with four assists so far in this campaign, having had a hand in 24 goals in total last term for the Whites.

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The 34-year-old has recently returned from injury, with United still sitting in the automatic promotion places despite a run of just two wins from 10 outings in all competitions.

Marcelo Bielsa and his squad now face a crucial month in their quest for promotion and it starts with a trip to fourth-placed Nottingham Forest this coming weekend.

Hernandez believes that the fans always give the players added incentive with their support on the terraces and is hoping to repay their faith despite a difficult few months

"I always say the same," he said.

"I've felt the support from the fans from the very first day and I try give everything for them because I think in this club especially, they are very special for the players. They are an extra motivation for us in every game and not just at Elland Road.

"At the away games it is unbelievable at every game. They travel and support us, it doesn't matter if we play in Sheffield, London or Bristol, they are always there to support the team. This feeling is unbelievable and we try to give everything for them.

Asked about returning to the top flight with the Whites, he added: "When I came to Leeds I knew it would be a big challenge for me.

"I played in the Premier League with Swansea some years ago, but this club is different, this is a big club in England and deserves to be in the Premier League.

"For me it is a good challenge to help this club to get back to the Premier League. In my four years we have had some big chances to get back, but we didn't do well in our last few games in my first season and everyone knows what happened last season.

"Now we are in a good way and we have a great chance again this year and we will try to give everything to help this club come back to Premier League."