Mateusz Klich on importance of being fair with Leeds United in Premier League promotion drive

MATEUSZ KLICH admits abandoning the current Championship campaign would be unfair with the Leeds United midfielder desperately hoping the season can be concluded.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 4:50 pm

Table-topping Leeds hold a seven-point cushion in the division's automatic promotion spots with nine games left but the entire EFL programme is currently postponed due to the global outbreak of coronavirus.

Both the EFL and Premier League campaigns are currently suspended until at least Friday, April 3 with the EFL holding a board meeting on Wednesday to discuss future plans.

UEFA have already decided that this summer's European Championships will instead take place next year to give European leagues the chance to catch up and conclude their campaigns.

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PLANS ON HOLD: For Mateusz Klich with Poland but the midfielder says concluding the current Championship campaign and promotion drive with Leeds United has to come first. Photo by Jure Makovec/AFP via Getty Images.

UEFA would like all leagues finished by June 30 with the football governing body doing their utmost to avoid seasons being cancelled.

"It would be strange if it turned out that we were playing for nothing," Klich said.

"We are seven points ahead of the play-off zone with nine matches to go.

“We are very close to the Premier League. The cancellation of this season would be unfair in this case.

"I hope this won’t happen.”

Polish international Klich - speaking to WP Sportowe Fakty - also admitted the decision to postpone the Euros came as no surprise.

"The Euros hasn’t even started. We don’t know all the opponents yet," said the midfielder.

"This is not surprising for me; I expected the championship to be postponed.

“In my opinion, it is more important to finish the league games.

"I strongly hope that we will manage to finish the season.

"Before the official decision to suspend the Championship, the entire team wanted to continue playing."