By Mark Smith

8th Nov, 2020 | 2:10pm

'Apologies' - Pablo Hernandez shares Instagram message after Leeds absence v Palace

Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez was a clear omission from the 4-1 defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Spaniard missed out entirely, and Marcelo Bielsa admitted that he was fully fit for the Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.

Hernandez was visibly frustrated after being replaced in the game against Leicester last week and could be part of the reason why he was snubbed yesterday.

The Leeds playmaker has taken to his Instagram account on Sunday and has delivered a message to the fans, sending an apology to everyone concerned.

“Apologies for my gesture the other day, it was a reaction that nothing describes my way of being or my way of thinking,” he wrote.

“I have always represented and will represent the values ​​of this club and this fans as they deserve.”

There was no need for Hernandez to apologise, and although his reaction wasn’t the best, it definitely showed that he is still filled with passion for the Whites.

We would rather players react as the veteran did than be coming off the pitch laughing and smiling when losing a game as we were.

The decision by Bielsa clearly backfired, as Leeds massively missed a creative spark in the game against Palace.

Mateusz Klich was handed far too much responsibility to create chances, and although he did well in the first-half, it became far too much in the second period and he quickly tired.

When Hernandez is playing, Leeds are a much-better side and with Rodrigo missing, it should have been a guarantee that he was starting.

Bielsa has proved he isn’t scared to drop anyone during his time at Elland Road, although this one will go down as a big mistake.

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