Marcelo Bielsa’s injury update on Pablo Hernandez has been met with a lot of scepticism and worry by Leeds United fans.
Hernandez, 35, has been ruled out of Leeds’ clash against Arsenal at Elland Road on Sunday as “he picked up a muscular injury during this week”, according to Bielsa [LeedsLive].
While Bielsa says that the Spaniard’s injury is “nothing serious”, there is quite a bit of suspicion among supporters after his antics when substituted off against Leicester earlier this month.
After a sloppy performance that led to him being hooked, Hernandez threw his black armband to the ground and kick a water bottle in front of Bielsa.
He was then left out of Bielsa’s squad for the defeat to Crystal Palace and ended up taking to Instagram to apologise for his actions.
And it seems they were actually right – and fans are now concerned over the future of the popular midfielder.
One is worried that it could be Hernandez’s final season as a Leeds player while another pointed out that “Bielsa holds grudges”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Pablo’s finished isn’t he 😩 https://t.co/oZqZQwQ3Qf
— Beth (@bethgabriel_) November 20, 2020
— Andrew Thornton (@DrT1974) November 20, 2020
I think this is going to be pablos last season , impact player from the bench he’s picking up far to many injuries . Hope he can move into coaching with us been a great player for us .
— Bielsaball67 (@S13Neil) November 20, 2020
— AdiDallas (@adiDallas15) November 20, 2020
— Adam Cater (@cater_adam) November 20, 2020
— Marc F 🏆💙💛 (@billywigwam13) November 20, 2020
— Kocha Kola (C) (@MMMMMNoodleSoup) November 20, 2020
Bielsa might be telling the truth about Hernandez because it’s not as though the ex-Swansea midfielder is invincible.
He’s had plenty of niggling injury issues in the last couple of seasons and already missed three matches earlier this term due to an injury.
However, we can understand why fans are concerned because Bielsa has already shown at Elland Road, with Pontus Jansson, that if a player’s attitude isn’t right then he doesn’t want him.
In other Leeds United news, Alan Shearer’s shared what Eddie Nketiah told him about Whites boss Bielsa.