Leeds fans react as Pablo Hernandez comments on his age

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United takes on Adlene Guedioura of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on October 27, 2018...

Hernandez has been one of Leeds' stand-out performers this season.

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at DW Stadium on November 4, 2018...

Pablo Hernandez has delighted Leeds United fans by stating that he feels good despite being well into his thirties, suggesting that he could continue at Elland Road for many years.

Now 33, former Spain international Hernandez is arguably in his best form since joining the Whites in the summer of 2016, scoring four goals and creating another five strikes in nine Championship appearances.

The former Valencia and Swansea City man has made the position on the right flank his own under Marcelo Bielsa, using his technical ability and intelligence to counter act his decreasing speed.

 

Hernandez stated that he feels good despite his ever-increasing age and although he no longer feels as though he is 23 or 24 years of age, he informed fans that he is confident of continuing to impress in the foreseeable future.

"I know my age but I try to push every day in training and in my life. I eat good food, I have good rest. It's not the same like when I was 23, 24. But I feel good and I feel young," Hernandez said.

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal with Kalvin Phillips and Barry Douglas during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds...

Hernandez is expected to start on Saturday evening as Leeds travel to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion in a match that could prove important come the end of the season at the top of the table.

Leeds fans were delighted with Hernandez's comments, with some supporters comparing him with Gordon Strachan while others claimed that "age is just a number".

Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Ipswich Town at Elland Road on October 24, 2018 in Leeds, England.

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