Pundit Exclusive: Leeds star may be shown exit after shock reveal
Kevin Campbell claims Pablo Hernandez may be shown the exit door at Leeds United following his reaction to being substituted against Leicester City.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Arsenal striker insists Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa “will not want senior players causing problems” at the club.
Hernandez, 35, did not travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday, the Spanish midfielder omitted from the first-team squad for the 4-1 loss.
After the match, Bielsa shocked fans when he revealed Hernandez was not injured but refused to confirm whether it was a direct result of his actions at Elland Road five days earlier.
In the 4-1 loss against Leicester, Hernandez threw his remembrance armband to the floor in disgust as he was replaced by Tyler Roberts and has since apologised for his actions.
When asked by Football Insider if Hernandez could suffer the same fate as Pontus Jansson, who was sold to Brentford in 2018 after a fall out with Bielsa, Campbell said:
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“Marcelo Bielsa runs that ship the way that he wants it run. That reaction the other night is just the way Hernandez is but he has to do it the Bielsa way.
“Bielsa does not want his senior players causing problems.
“Pontus Jansson ended up leaving and the same fate might, might come for Hernandez.
“But, I think he is a great influence in the dressing room so I think a talking-to will suffice.
“He is passionate, he wants to play and you cannot fault him for that. The problem is the way he has done it, that is the key and that is why Bielsa dropped him from the squad.
“Hernandez wants to play because he is no spring chicken anymore. He is a super player and he helped them get to the Premier League so he wants to be involved as much as possible.”
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