Pablo Hernandez has posted a cryptic message on Instagram after the latest Leeds United game at the Emirates on Sunday.
Hernandez was an unused sub despite Marcelo Bielsa making three changes to his side early in the second half.
Helder Costa and Tyler Roberts came on at half-time, with Niall Huggins coming on for his debut after 53 minutes.
Hernandez posted an Instagram story that translated as, “Even if it’s impossible for you, don’t ever complain about anything, swallow the poison of hatred and accept injustices, rest assured that everything is balanced in the end.”
This doesn’t bode well
Eagle-eyed and eared Leeds fans will know that this is very similar to a passage from a Bielsa speech given to his Marseille team.
“It’s difficult to accept injustice guys…
“Even if you think it seems impossible, don’t complain about anything! Swallow the poison! You must be strong because if you play like this in the last [seven] matches, you will obtain what you deserve!”
Given that, it’s safe to assume that this is about Leeds and given what’s happened to Hernandez this season, it seems to be a not-so-subtle dig at Bielsa.
That’s not good at all. Hernandez might be angry at not getting on the pitch yesterday and seemingly moving behind Tyler Roberts in the pecking order.
But Bielsa doesn’t take kindly to acts of ill-discipline.
Hernandez has already been dropped from the squad this season after reacting badly to getting subbed off.
After this episode, Bielsa seemingly held out an olive branch saying, “For any player, it is difficult for them to be a substitute but the prestigious players and those who are idols, it is even more difficult.
“Before the start of the competition, nobody can be guaranteed how many minutes they all play. We all understand it is this way and there’s no doubt it is difficult to put into practice in a harmonious way. Without doubt it is very difficult to manage this.”
It would be a real tragedy if his final time at Leeds ended in a big falling out behind the scenes.
We’ll be watching the team news for the Wolves game very closely now.
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