Danny Mills has compared Pablo Hernandez to Paul Scholes and Juninho after the Leeds United player scored a late winner against Swansea on Sunday.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 35-year-old possesses “an exceptional moment of quality” that few players do.
A pinpoint finish in the 89th minute sealed a 1-0 victory over the Swans and extended Leeds’ lead at the top of the Championship to three points, six points over third-placed Brentford.
The Spanish playmaker was once again named on the bench by Marcelo Bielsa but heavily influenced the the second-half after he replaced Tyler Roberts at the break.
It was Hernandez‘s eighth goal of the season in 33 Championship appearances.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the substitute’s performance, Mills said:
“I have played in some very good teams, under some very good coaches but sometimes you need a moment and a player that can produce that exceptional moment of quality.
“Paul Scholes, Juninho, Mendieta, Viduka, Kewell – players who step up for that one moment and change everything. He is that kind of player.
“He is not necessarily the quickest anymore but he has the composure in front of goal. Those moments make the difference.”
Hernandez told LUTV: “It is an unbelievable feeling for everybody.
“I celebrated a lot because i know that this goal means a lot for everybody.”
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