Pablo Hernandez has been experiencing somewhat of a renaissance this season for Leeds United.
Under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa, the 34-year-old has played a pivotal role in putting the Whites in a fantastic position to achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League in May. Not only has Hernandez scored twelve goals for the Yorkshire-based outfit but he also provided eleven assists for his team-mates.
His sparkling form in March earned him a Player of the Month nomination yet despite finding the back of the net on five occasions, he missed out winning the award to Rotherham United midfielder Semi Ajayi. This latest snub comes two weeks after Hernandez was surprisingly left of the Championship Team of the Season with the likes of Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood and Birmingham City’s Che Adams being chosen in his place.
After seeing the latest news on Twitter, these Leeds fans expressed their disappointment at the decision to overlook the Spanish maestro’s contributions last month.
Pablo best player this month and best player throughout the season if you are having awards give it to the right player and not exclude players what deserve it
— mark ant jepson (@mrleedsunited) April 12, 2019
Pablo Hernandez? Only got 5 goals and 2 assists this month
— Ryan (@BeastlyBerardi) April 12, 2019
Proper hilarious this. #NoPabloNoParty
— David Ahern (@djpahern) April 12, 2019
— Josh Brown (@_JBr0wn_) April 12, 2019
Player of the month from a team that are bottom of the league compared to a certain Spaniard who’s scored the same amount of goals, assisted a lot more and at time ah glen handedly kept Leeds in the automatic race, hmm
— Aidan (@muzlaaaaa) April 12, 2019
What do you have against pablo
— Joey (@QualityLeeds) April 12, 2019
Is this a joke? Asking for a Spanish friend
— Dirty Filthy Leeds 2 (@DavidHu56686272) April 12, 2019
Pablo. 5 goals in 5 games. 8 more assists.
— Martin Roberts (@wowmart1974) April 12, 2019
Although Hernandez will understandably be disappointed about not receiving this award, he will be more concerned about leading his side towards a top-two finish.
With Leeds scheduled to face Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, Bielsa will be hoping that the midfielder can provide a vital contribution which will help move the club even closer to a return to the top flight after 15 years away.