Mateusz Klich continues run of Leeds United starters at the Euros as Poland face Slovakia

LEEDS United midfielder Mateusz Klich returns to the Poland starting line up for Monday's Euros opener against Slovakia in Saint Petersburg.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 4:12 pm

Klich was an unused substitute as Poland signed off for the Euro 2020 with a 2-2 draw in a friendly against Iceland, after which boss Paulo Sousa said he had rested the Whites ace on the advice of the team doctor.

"The doctor showed us the players we should spare. That is why we decided not to play Klich," said the Poland boss.

But the Whites midfielder is now back in the side for Monday's 5pm kick-off and becomes the second Leeds player to start for their country on the same day after Liam Cooper lined up for Scotland against the Czech Republic.

Sign up to our Leeds United newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Kalvin Phillips also started for England in Sunday's Group D opener against Croatia and set up the only goal in a 1-0 victory whilst Gjanni Alioski then lined up for North Macedonia in a 3-1 defeat to Austria.

A message from the Editor:

Leeds has a fantastic story to tell - and the Yorkshire Evening Post has been rooted firmly at the heart of telling the stories of our city since 1890.

Leeds United's Poland international midfielder Mateusz Klich. Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images.
Leeds United's Poland international midfielder Mateusz Klich. Photo by JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images.

We believe in ourselves and hope you believe in us too. We need your support to help ensure we can continue to be at the heart of life in Leeds.

Subscribe to our website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app.

With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Click here to subscribe.

For more details on our newspaper subscription offers click here.

Thank you Laura Collins