Mateusz Klich, Criminally Underrated
08 Mar 2020 09:11 am, by YorkshireSquare
Outside of Elland Road, whenever people talk about Leeds United and our players individually you will hear tons of praise for Pablo Hernandez, Kalvin Phillips, Ben White. Even players who havent been immune from criticism from us this season but have shown quality, Jack Harrison, Helder Costa, Luke Ayling, Stuart Dallas etc.
What you very rarely hear is praise for the man who was very unlucky to not be named fans player of the year last season and who has to be a leading candidate this season. A man who has made 84 consecutive league starts. A man who can be seen pressing the opposition goalie one minute and harassing the opposition striker the next.
The coolest and calmest customer in the squad, he rarely panics, he doesnt give in to the rashness some of his teammates have in the past. He is technically brilliant, he is able to create, he scores goals, makes tackles, reads the game brilliantly and is an example to everyone in terms of his professionalism, temperament and fitness. He isn't our Captain but he shows leadership in how he is on the pitch and off it. Eighty four consecutive starts as a central midfielder is impressive in any side, in this one that demands so much physically and mentally its a near miracle.
Almost stupidly cast aside he told the Elland Road board two years ago just before they sent him back to Holland that they were making a mistake and he would prove it. He certainly has done that and even if he doesnt get the recognition he deserves outside of Elland Road we all know how key he has been and I'm sure MB knows that to.
Arise Sir Mateusz Klich.