Leeds United midfielder Pablo Hernandez feels that the play-offs are not out of reach yet for the Whites and there is still a chance the club can make top places.
The former Valencia forward was speaking ahead of the Championship clash against Derby County on Wednesday night.
It is only Paul Heckingbottom’s third game in charge at the club.
With a win and a draw under his belt so far, the ex-Barnsley boss will be hoping to go one step better against the Rams by taking all three points.
But, the 32-year-old, who is free to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract comes to an end, is keen to remain at Elland Road after putting on a series on fine performances for the Yorkshire club.
Having said that, the forward is more concerned with matters on the pitch and as quoted in the Yorkshire Post, the Spaniard said: “I think it’s simple,
“We have in front of us 14 games. If you see the points in the last years, if we want to have a chance to finish in the play-off positions, we need to win a minimum of nine or 10 games. It’s this simple.”
However, considering the run of form Paul Heckingbottom’s side are in – without a win in eight games – a streak of ten league victories looks an unlikely feat.
And that’s exactly what supporters of the club have been saying in reaction to the forward’s statement as they scoffed at the forward’s comments.
Here is a selection of Tweets from social media following Hernandez’ statement:

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