Leeds United’s disappointing run of form continued last week, as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at Villa Park last Friday evening.
The Villans were the better side in the Championship game from start to finish and deservedly picked up all three points from the encounter.
Hendrie was not impressed with the performance of Leeds attacking midfielder Pablo Hernandez, who is hugely popular among the Elland Road faithful.
“I look at the Leeds side, and I think Peacock-Farrell, Phillips and Pearce stood out for me,” Hendrie said on Sky Sports Football last Friday evening (10:05pm, April 13, 2018) following the live coverage of the Championship match between Villa and Leeds.
“Captain Hernandez, for me, was not in the game at all,” added Hendrie.
Youngsters show up
The overall performance of Leeds against Villa was hugely disappointing, but as Hendrie noted, goalkeeper Peacock-Farrell, central midfielder Phillips and left-back Pearce all played well.
Peacock-Farrell, 21, made a number of saves in goal and was probably Leeds’s best player in the match.
Phillips, 22, worked hard in midfield and was more involved in the second half against Villa, while 20-year-old left-back Pearce made some vital tackles and interceptions at the back and also added to attack.
Hernandez had one of his worst games for Leeds, but it was probably a one-off for the 32-year-old Spaniard, who can also operate as a winger.