Pablo: More to come from me
29th May 2013
Pablo Hernandez insists the Swansea City supporters have not yet seen the best of him.
The winger became the club's record signing last August when he completed a £5.5 million move from Valencia.
Despite some stand-out performances from the Spaniard, his first season in English football was disrupted by a couple of injuries, notably a thigh problem that ruled him out for five weeks at the end of 2012.
But Hernandez believes that he can draw on his experience of playing in the Premier League as he looks to kick on ahead of another campaign in the top-flight.
"My first year has been good in my opinion, but the next year will be better," he said. "Sometimes I have not played well.
"I had the injury in December and after that I have never felt the same, but I wanted to play.
"I think I have had a positive season and I know the next year can be good for us all."
Hernandez, who made 36 appearances in all competitions last year, made his debut against Aston Villa last September.
He scored his first Swans goal in a 2-1 win over Wigan in October and turned in a string of impressive performances against the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle.
And his debut season in the Premier League was capped by a cup winners medal as the Swans lifted the Capital One Cup at Wembley.
"It's been a good season for the team," said Pablo. "It's a long season but it's been very good for the club winning the cup and where we are in the table.
"I think we all agree this has been a good season.
"It did not finish perhaps the way we would have liked, but overall it has been a success and now is the time for us to enjoy it, relax and then look forward to the next season.
"It can be a very nice year for the club, the players and the fans to have that experience of playing in Europe. We should enjoy the summer because of that."
Hernandez is one member of a strong Spanish quartet at the Liberty, joining Angel Rangel, Chico Flores and Michu.
All four played a key role in arguably the club's best season to date, with Michu grabbing the headlines after scoring 22 goals in all competitions.
The former Rayo Vallecano man also walked away with four accolades at the club's end of season awards night, and Hernandez paid tribute to his fellow countryman.
"He is a great player, to score 22 goals is unbelievable," he said. "But he is one player here and we all have to be important.
"I think it is obvious that every player, the manager and all the fans want to see more from Michu.
"They want to see him stay for another year and I think next year he will score more goals for Swansea."