Pablo Hernandez has claimed that Leeds United are lucky to have midfielder Mateusz Klich at Elland Road.

The Spaniard admitted it was easy to play with the Polish international as he always makes a clear option when the Whites are in possession of the ball.

The 30-year-old made his 100th appearance for the Whites against Fulham recently and has gone on to make 89 consecutive starts under Marcelo Bielsa.

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Hernandez believes that Klich has improved massively in the past year, agreeing that the Whites are lucky to have him.

“He always wants the ball, always gives you an option when you have the ball,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“He’s improved a lot in the last year, in the last months. I think we are very lucky to have him in our team.

“It is easy for a player to play behind, at the side or in front of him, he always gives you options when you have the ball.”

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Klich hasn’t been at his best since the restart and admitted that he was at his worst in the 1-1 draw against Luton Town last time out at Elland Road.

The Polish international gave us all a timely reminder of his quality in the 3-1 win at Blackburn though, scoring and claiming an assist at Ewood Park.

Klich earned a 7.9 match rating from WhoScored – the second-best on the pitch only behind Patrick Bamford.

With Hernandez not at full-fitness, there is more pressure on the shoulders of Klich to create from midfield – something which could see him flourish.

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