'It's ridiculous': Ex-Leeds man slams team of the season choice

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 7:00am

By James Gray @jamestingray

Leeds star Pablo Hernandez was a shock omission from the Championship team of the season when it was announced last week and Tony Dorigo cannot understand why.

Hernandez scored twice on Saturday as Leeds came from behind to beat Millwall at Elland Road, taking his tally for the season to 12 goals.

The Spaniard is also joint-top of the Championship assists table with 11 and former Leeds defender Dorigo cannot understand how that did not get him into the mix.

"What are they watching? What is going on? He has been fantastic, he really has," Dorigo told Up Front with James Gray (weekdays 1pm-3pm).

"Any time Pablo hasn’t played for Leeds, you can see there is a bit of quality missing.

"Now you can see he has really taken on responsibility to really drag this side along.

"He’s been brilliant. Sometimes he will start out wide, when things aren’t going right he gets in the middle and dominates the game, controls it.

"He’s been absolutely fabulous and whoever is picking these teams - well it’s the players isn’t it? - they’re all blind!"

Leeds had been the early front-runners in the Championship under Marcelo Bielsa, but slipped out of the automatic promotion places when they were beaten by rivals Sheffield United.

They had been staring down the barrel of another defeat when the Lions came to Leeds, only for Hernandez to help them come from behind to win, scoring the winner with seven minutes to go.

In the same minute, Andreas Weimann completed his hat-trick at Bramall Lane to beat the Blades and take Bielsa's men back into the top two.

"Leeds have had this sort of courage throughout the season," Dorigo added.

"They’ve been very, very good and sometimes when they have gone behind - which in the last two or three months has been a lot - they have seemed to recover really well.

"You can’t keep doing that but they seem to a lot so the spirit is certainly one of their strong points."

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