Pablo Hernandez has stated that his time at Leeds United was the most memorable of his career, but that he was unhappy with how things ended at Elland Road.
Hernandez spent six years at Leeds, where he was instrumental in the club's promotion to the Premier League in the 2019/20 season.
However, in his final season at Leeds, the Spaniard was reduced to a supporting role, with Marcelo Bielsa opting for younger players to replace the 36-year-old.
While he played in the Champions League with Valencia, he acknowledged that his time at Leeds was the most memorable of his career, and bringing them back to the Premier League was a special achievement.
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However, the Spaniard stated that the last six months of his time at Leeds were difficult for him because he was used to playing on a regular basis, and that he was unhappy at Elland Road near the end.
“I played good football at Valencia, in the Champions League, and in that time I went to the national team”, the Spaniard told The Athletic.
“But the years at Leeds, with the goals and the assists, they’re the best statistics of my career. There’s no argument.
“And promotion to the Premier League, it was the best feeling of my life.
“But last season was a difficult moment. I’d never lived through that situation before.
“In my career, I’ve always played; more or less, of course, but I’ve always felt important and involved, playing with regularity.
“Last season was different, not what I know. It didn’t make me happy.”
Hernandez joined his boyhood club CD Castellon in the third tier of Spanish football this summer.