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Paul Robinson has said that Mateusz Klich is exactly the sort of player that Marcelo Bielsa loves – someone that will give you 7/10 as a minimum every week.
He said that Klich’s transformation at Leeds has been ‘stunning’ since being bombed out of the club by then-manager Thomas Christiansen on loan shortly after signing.
Klich has been a mainstay for Bielsa since he arrived, missing just one league game in that time – the post-celebration game against Derby when the Championship had been won last season.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “His transformation has been stunning. He was quoted as saying ‘I’ll be back’ after he got loaned out and now he’s an integral part of Bielsa’s squad.
“His fitness levels are outstanding. The way he played at Everton at the weekend…
“Him and Stuart Dallas are becoming very important to Bielsa. He’s got a certain type of player that he likes and they’re not flair players, they’re more players that are 7/10 players every week, willing to work hard every week, he knows what he’s going to get from him.
“Bielsa would much rather have a player who gives him 7/10 every week than one who will give him a 10/10 and then a 4/10.
“He’d much rather have a minimum of seven knowing that there’s every chance of getting more out of him.”
Bielsa was even more effusive about Klich when he talked about him ahead of the game against Everton.
He said that Klich could play in “all the best teams” in the world and that Leeds were lucky to have him.
What a turnaround for the player and what a bargain he’s proving to be after Leeds signed him for just £1.5m.
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