Leeds United ace Mateusz Klich to learn World Cup fate with squad announcement soon
Mateusz Klich may have to stay at Leeds United while the World Cup goes on as his place in the Poland squad is under threat, according to Tomasz Włodarczyk.
The 32-year-old has hardly featured for the Whites this season with injuries not helping his cause to try and push Tyler Adams and Marc Roca out of Jesse Marsch’s side.
He did gain some minutes in the Papa John’s Trophy for the Under-21s against Crewe but his lack of playing time in the Premier League has seemingly pushed him out of Poland’s reckoning.
“A few players will surely be disappointed,” he said to Meczyki. “This list does not include Mateusz Klich, but who knows who was in this team for a long time and gave a lot of impulses, but not much in Leeds.
“But who knows, maybe there will be corrections here, but these are places 23-26. I think there will be no big surprises if, of course, everyone is healthy – he will be assessed.”
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For some time now, it has been one thing after another for Klich and he really needs a good break away from the game just to get himself back into the right space of mind.
Niggling injuries and the arrivals of Adams and Roca have hugely impacted his playing time at Leeds United this season and going to the World Cup and doing the same could be problematic for him.
He will be understandably desperate to be on the plane to Qatar in what could easily be his last chance at a World Cup but he might be smart thinking long term now rather than in the immediate.
His body needs a rest from the constant niggles and problems and more importantly, his mind does too so a month without having to worry about football whatsoever.
And with Adams likely to be heading to the desert with the USA, Marsch could do with Klich remaining in Yorkshire to be ready to go just in case the 23-year-old isn’t when he returns.