Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay took to Twitter on Friday to have his say on Pablo Hernandez as he missed out on making football writer Daniel Storey’s Championship Team of the Year having also missed out on the official EFL one earlier this week, and talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham was quick to have his say.
Well, despite scoring 10 goals and providing a further 11 assists in 31 league outings this season, he has been a notable absentee from a number of XIs documenting the best players in the division this term, including Storey’s latest effort.
Hay highlighted this particular decision via his official Twitter account and said that he was surprised that the Spaniard appears to continually be overlooked by different individuals, and Durham was quick to reply and agree with him, stating that he also found it “a little odd”.
Not seen Hernandez in any teams which I also thought a little odd, but some good players around.
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They certainly are.
The stats speak for themselves and given the Whites have been challenging at the top end of the Championship table throughout the entire campaign, it is hard to fathom why Hernandez isn’t present in these chosen sides.
One of his main issues is that he is considered a midfielder and some teams will prefer to pick three strikers, which of course limits his opportunities when he is up against the likes of teammate Kalvin Phillips, who has been similarly outstanding.
Durham is someone that loves to stir the pot – it’s his job as an employee of talkSPORT of course – but he is absolutely spot on in this instance, omitting the experienced Spaniard is indeed “a little odd”.