Pablo Hernandez was the star man for Leeds United in their pre-season victory over Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter went wild about the quality of his performance.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team secured a 2-1 victory and Hernandez struck the winner in stoppage time in superb fashion.
The 34-year-old playmaker picked up the ball on the right flank, before ghosting past several defenders into the penalty area and eventually finishing with his left foot
He showcased his brilliant individual skill throughout the entire game and also saw an effort strike the crossbar.
The attacking midfielder was so vital at Elland Road last season with 12 goals and 12 assists in the league, and it looks like he will be a mainstay once again.
Leeds’ 17-year-old Mateusz Bogusz had earlier scored the opening goal with his well-taken strike, while Kwame Yeboah was on the scoresheet for the opponents.
A selection of Leeds supporters on social media were blown away by the performance of Hernandez and were left in awe of his brilliant individual goal.
The Spaniard is certainly capable of special moments, but the team needs its strikers to be firing too if they are to be in the Championship mix for promotion once again.
Here are some Leeds fans commenting on Hernandez:
— Adam (@Lufc1203) July 20, 2019
Pablo Hernandez > Messi #lufc
— Greg (@incredulous_28) July 20, 2019
What a goal Hernandez. Can’t be relying on 34 year old to create and score goals all season. We need a STRIKER STRIKER STRIKER. https://t.co/TuOUN0fyCV
— Gary Scriven (@lufc_gary) July 20, 2019
Pablo “I’ll do it myself” Hernandez #lufc
— Bielsabub 💙💛 (@whites1992) July 20, 2019
We don’t deserve Hernandez #LUFC
— Jonathan (@Jonnytow) July 20, 2019
Pablo Hernandez is on another level. Always has been. We could do with another one of him in the squad. #lufc
— 𝕃𝕚𝕒𝕞 💙💛 (@mrliamstorey) July 20, 2019
I wish Hernandez had a brother twin brother #lufc
— Sam (@SamAdjeii) July 20, 2019
Tactic for this season at #LUFC:
Give the ball to Pablo Hernandez.
— MoscowhiteTSB (@MoscowhiteTSB) July 20, 2019