Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw admits he's not sure how Pablo Hernandez missed out on EFL Team of the Season spot

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United is interviewed by Sky prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on February 13, 2019 in Leeds, England.

The Whites ace failed to make the cut despite his impressive goal and assist tally for the Elland Road side.

Adam Forshaw of Leeds United celebrates after Pablo Hernandez scored the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Leeds United at Bramall Lane on...

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has admitted that he cannot understand why Pablo Hernandez was not named in the EFL's Championship Team of the Year this season.

The 34-year-old Spaniard has been an indispensable member of Marcelo Bielsa's side this season, weighing in with 12 goals and 11 assists according to Transfermarkt.

Indeed, Hernandez's contributions have gone a long way to ensure that Leeds remain in the hunt for an automatic promotion finish, the Whites second in the table with four games to go.

 

However, when it came to the Team of the Year, although Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips were named in the XI, Hernandez was not, which prompted widespread outrage amongst some of the Leeds faithful.

In conversation with Leeds Live, Forshaw commented on his fellow midfielder, admitting he was confused about the omission, before going on to praise the team as a whole.

“I am not too sure how Pablo didn’t make it, even if I am biased,” the £4.5million signing from Middlesbrough (Transfermarkt) is quoted by the outlet as saying.

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“If you are going to be up there in the league you need players to have outstanding seasons and they all have. I think there have been a few more in the team who have done really well too, so it is all positive.”

Hernandez was nominated for March's Championship Player of the Month award but he missed out on recognition there too, with Rotherham United's Semi Ajayi picking up the accolade.

The Spain international joined Leeds initially on a six-month loan from Qatari club Al-Arabi in August 2016 and he has impressed so much for the Elland Road side over the years that he is now on a contract until 2020 (Transfermarkt).

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United is interviewed by Sky prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on February 13, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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