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Joe Urquhart of the Yorkshire Evening Post has confirmed via Marcelo Bielsa’s pre-game press conference that Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich is “fine” for tonight’s game against Wolves.
Which is the word?
Leeds have been hit by a minor injury crisis as Kalvin Phillips and Rodrigo are still out, which has left Marcelo Bielsa with his proven options, but it looks like Klich will be available for the national team after playing through the pain barrier during Sunday’s loss at Arsenal.
And in addition to Urquhart’s reveal, the midfielder himself delivered a positive update on his physical condition earlier in the week.
“He’s getting better,” the 30-year-old said recently. BBC Radio Leeds. “I had some problems with my hip, but it should be fine.”
However, he downplayed the problem when asked if it was causing him more trouble.
“It’s hard to tell, because I was taking painkillers, but it wasn’t that bad,” he added. “It is not something that has been a big problem. But obviously every little pain is annoying and doesn’t really help, but that wasn’t the reason why I couldn’t play better.
“I could say no, but in the back of your head you always know that there is something that is not 100% correct, but like I said, it is nothing great and it is not an excuse.”
Great boost for Marcelo Bielsa
The timing couldn’t be better for Bielsa as his first game after a 4-2 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates draws ever closer.
The Whites will be desperate to get back on the winning track when they face Wolves in Molineux on Friday night, and they will be buoyed by the presence of one of their most reliable and consistent players over the past two seasons.
His five assists this season sees him ranking first on the entire Leeds team alongside regulars Patrick Bamford and Raphinha.
So imagine that his ongoing recovery will be a huge boost for a Leeds team that have possibly struggled on both ends of the field in recent weeks.
But the presence of the box-to-box midfielder should be very welcome as he is no stranger to tracking and breaking attacks, showing that he is willing to put in the hard effort to deny opponents, as evidenced by his 1.1 tackles per game in the Premier League.
Working under the watchful eye of Bielsa, Klich will undoubtedly remain a key component for the Whites in their quest to go higher on the table.
This is exactly why the Leeds boss will breathe a sigh of relief that his midfielder is apparently fine for tonight’s game against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.