Leeds United transfer news: Whites make breakthrough as offer tabled to player, Shock first team exit touted
One of the hallmarks of Marcelo Bielsa’s time at Leeds United has been the way that he has transformed relatively average Championship-quality players into talents capable of mixing it with the best in the Premier League.
The Elland Road dressing room is full of examples, but nobody typifies the effect that the Argentine has had on the Whites better than Mateusz Klich.
The Poland international has been a virtual ever-present for Leeds since Bielsa took over in the dugout, and the player has been quick to acknowledge the impact his manager has had on him.
“I read the words of coach Bielsa in which he complimented me, but this is not the first time,” the 30-year-old said on Sunday.
“It is nice to listen to such words, but in private conversations there are not only compliments. I know I have to keep my feet on the ground and work with all my strength.
“I have proved a lot to myself for sure. My adventure with foreign football started badly for me. I was lost in Germany, I don’t think I was ready to play in the Bundesliga, but I wanted to stay overseas, wandered around clubs, and finally ended up in Leeds, which turned out to be my place on earth.
“I found a coach who trusted me and helped me.
“Thanks to this, I can play in the best league in the world, where not everyone is able to meet the requirements. Apparently, I needed time to see football.”
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