David Prutton has been awestruck by the “remarkable” response of Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich after being dropped recently.
The Polish international was replaced by Stuart Dallas in midfield but has recently come into the squad to start their previous two games.
Prutton praised Klich for his attitude, and how reliable he has been for Marcelo Bielsa since he arrived three years ago in West Yorkshire.
Writing in his Yorkshire Evening Post column, Prutton praised Klich for his response after being dropped in recent weeks in the Premier League.
“There were a number of outstanding performances but one I really enjoyed, perhaps away from the limelight, was that of Mateusz Klich,” he said.
“Mateusz has done unbelievably well under Marcelo Bielsa; it is remarkable really.
“To get to the point where he was essentially the first name on the team sheet and to put together a run of games which neared treble figures in terms of starts was fantastic.
“He’s been a really reliable foot soldier in what Bielsa wants and has demanded from his team.”
Klich definitely needed the rest.
Bielsa has become a massive fan of the Polish international since arriving, and that was shown by him missing only one game in the space of more than two years at Elland Road.
The midfielder came off the bench to great effect in that impressive win at Leicester and has gone on to star in the recent games against Palace and Everton.
It will be another big test on Sunday, and it could be made even more of a test by the potential absence of Kalvin Phillips in midfield.
The Whites are reliant on whoever plays that holding role, and that responsibility could fall on Klich, we hope he is ready.
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