Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has slammed the omission of Swansea star Michu from the PFA’s Player of the Season shortlist.
Michu has been nothing short of sensational for the Swans since his bargain transfer from Rayo Vallecano at the beginning of the season.
He has scored 21 goals in all competitions, mainly from his place in central midfield, and helped Swansea solidify their place in the Premier League and win the Capital One Cup.
Lambert says the failure to recognise Michu’s storming season proves that the PFA does not consider ‘smaller’ teams award-worthy.
"It is shocking really if someone like Michu can't get in with the season he has had," Lambert told the Daily Mirror.
"I don't know what it is, whether it is ourselves or the FA. But it is shocking that he is not in it.
"I did not believe it was because he's at an unfashionable side before this season but I'm starting to see it more and more."
Leon Britton, who plays with Michu at Swansea, agrees with Lamberts sentiments, and thinks the Spaniard deserves a place among the EPL’s best this season.
"We're a bit surprised. The players who are up for it are top players at top clubs, but it would have been nice to see a couple of our lads recognised for what they've done," Britton said.
"Michu especially because he's been fantastic and you wonder where we would have been without him."