'He isn't bothered anymore' - Leeds fans urge Christiansen to axe attacker v Bristol City
By Danny Wright
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to urge Thomas Christiansen to axe Pablo Hernandez from his starting line-up to play against Bristol City on Saturday.
Hernandez, 32, has been ever-present for the Whites this term, starting 11 of their 12 Championship fixtures, however supporters now think it’s time for him to be taken out of the side after a poor run of form.
The Spanish attacker missed a last-gasp penalty in the 1-0 loss against Reading last weekend, which could have earned Leeds a point and potentially spark a revival after a rotten run of results which has seen them fall from the top of the league standings.
That missed spot-kick appears to have been the last straw with most fans, who feel Christiansen must look at other options in his side to take on Bristol City at Ashton Gate this weekend.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
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— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) October 17, 2017
Saiz and Hernandez are 10s it’s one or the other for me both ain’t working
— James Lowe (@jameslowe18) October 18, 2017
I would play Dallas left side in front of Anita and leave out Hernandez/Beradi for Bristol game also need holding player middle of park
— Philip Roan (@PhilipRoan) October 16, 2017
— Harry Holt (@HarryHolt000) October 15, 2017
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) October 18, 2017
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) October 18, 2017
Hernandez has played a lot of his career as a winger actually. Agree it's not working though and something needs changing
— Aaron Ward (@ward94lufc) October 18, 2017
Reckon Vieira (if fit) for Hernandez. More of a 433. Can then make extra attacker if on top and winning ball higher up the field
— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) October 17, 2017
Hernandez has made 13 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring two goals in the process and supplying three assists.
His lack of form may be down to the fact that his position has been switched around on numerous occasions by Christiansen, with him occupying roles as a No 10 behind the striker as well as on both wings.
In other Leeds United news, this Whites recruitment expert has confirmed that he has left the club for a Premier League giant.