Pablo Hernandez joined Leeds United on loan from Al-Arabi in the summer transfer window.
Hernandez, who can play as a winger or as an attacking midfielder, joined Leeds on a six-month loan with a view to a permanent deal from Qatari side Al-Arabi in the summer transfer window.
The 31-year-old former Valencia and Swansea City star has underlined the importance of a strong start for the West Yorkshire outfit.
“There are many teams in the fight to go back to the Premier League but I’m an optimist,” Hernandez told The Yorkshire Evening Post.
“The group here is good and it’s important for us to start very strong. I know it’s a long competition but the start is very important for your team. Start strong and start good.”
Leeds are one of the biggest clubs in England, but they have not featured in the Premier League since 2004.
Under new head coach Garry Monk, the West Yorkshire outfit are looking quite optimistic and buoyant at the moment.
Leeds have been quite busy in the summer transfer window so far, signing Marcus Antonsson, Robert Green, Hernandez and Kemar Roofe among others.
The Whites will kick off their 2016-17 Championship campaign with an away game against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.