Mateusz Klich is gunning not only for playing time in the upcoming Poland matches, he’s also gunning for a regular spot.
He’s been brilliant so for Leeds so far this season, earning a recall to the Poland team for the first time since 2014. For someone who couldn’t get into the squad last year, this is quite the turnaround, and it looks like he’s taking his experience at Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa and hoping to take it to into a bigger role with his national team.
Mateusz Klich ready to fight for a regular Poland place - and says Bielsa has “opened my eyes to many things.”https://t.co/pBKDd0rt7d— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 4, 2018
I didn’t come to Warsaw to eat and sit in a hotel. I’ll do everything to show the coach my best side and fight for a place in the starting XI. That’s why I’m here, just like every other player.
I’ve matured as a player. I think I can give the team more than I could have done four years ago. My career has had a lot of ups and downs and I’ve gathered a lot of experience.
Now I have the pleasure of working with an outstanding coach, Marcelo Bielsa. He opened my eyes to many things. I’ll try to show the same thing (with Poland) as I show with the club.
Here’s hoping that Klich clicks with the Poland team and comes back and picks up where he left off for Leeds.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Pontus Jansson has reportedly given up beer to stay in order to stay in enough shape to keep up with the demands of Marcelo Bielsa. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
England Women’s National Team beat Kazakhstan 6-0. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
A look at how Fiorentina’s salaries stack up with the rest of Serie A. [Viola Nation]
Giacomo Bonaventura is reportedly close to a contract extension at AC Milan [AC Milan Offside]
Top three goals of the week in Serie A. [AC Milan Offside]
AS Roma have named their Champions League squad. [Cheisa di Totti]
Penn FC beat Bethlehem Steel 3-1 behind three unanswered goals. [Brotherly Game]
Los Angeles Football Club’s Mexico international Carlos Vela is a magician. [Angels On Parade]
A round-up of the week that was in Mexico’s second division, the Ascenso. [FMF State of Mind]