Ex-Valencia man Pablo Hernandez loving life in the Premier League

Swansea City's record signing has adapted well after moving from Valencia during the summer, scoring his first goal for the club during Saturday's 2-1 win over Wigan
Swansea City winger Pablo Hernandez has told the club's fans that he is loving life in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old became the Swans' record signing after joining from Valencia in the summer and on Saturday bagged his first goal for manager Michael Laudrup since arriving at the Liberty Stadium.

The Spaniard, who uses Angel Rangel as a translator since he is still struggling with the English language, has spoken of his hope of becoming a regular, telling the club's official website: "I'm loving the Premier League.

"After a few years playing in La Liga it's a different type of football with more tempo and passion in the stands but the fact Swansea trust me as a player was the main reason for joining the club. In return, I will try to play my best football on the pitch.

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"I'm delighted to score my first Swansea goal. It was only my third start of the season but the goal helped the team win three important points.

"I hope this goal will help me for the following games to get more confidence and become a regular in the team. I'm still settling at the club but I will work hard to keep my place."

Hernandez is relishing the opportunity to show his experience against the Premier League's big guns, with fixtures against Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all coming up in the next couple of weeks.

"We have some very difficult games coming up but, in football, when you play with the right mentality then you have a chance to get something from the game," he continued.

"At Valencia I played against some big teams in La Liga and in Europe – we drew at Manchester United, so I have good experience of big games.

"But, like I said, if we show the right mentality then we can get something from these games and add to our points tally."