Mateusz Klich issues verdict on 'unfair' claims made about Leeds United after Burnley win

Mateusz Klich believes burnout claims are unfair on Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United squad.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 6:00 am
Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich celebrates at Turf Moor. Pic: Getty

The Whites are finishing the Premier League campaign in stunning form, having put Burnley to the sword 4-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

United have lost just once in their last nine outings in the top flight with two games of the season remaining and sit firmly in 10th place.

Critics of Bielsa have often said his high intense style of play and the demands he requires in terms of physical output causes his players to burnout towards the end of the campaign.

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Leeds, though, are finishing the season strongly - similarly to last year's Championship promotion-winning term - and showed no signs of let up against the Clarets.

"Burnley away is a very tough place," Klich reflected post-match.

"They are a difficult side to play against but we had our chances and won 4-0.

"When you score just before half-time and having the lead in the second half in the back of your mind is good. We knew they would come strong in the second half. They did but we got more chances because they had to open up."

Asked about finishing the season strongly in response to any 'burnout' claims, he said: "In the last two seasons we played more games when we were not in the Premier League so we are fine.

"We play high intensity but the squad is getting stronger. As you can see we can still run and are fine.

"I think it's not really fair when people say we're going to burnout."