Mateusz Klich provides hip struggles update ahead of Leeds United's clash at Wolves

LEEDS United midfielder Mateusz Klich has provided an update on his hip struggles ahead of Friday night's Premier League clash at Wolves.

Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 6:57 pm

Klich was withdrawn as a half-time substitute during Sunday's 4-2 loss at Arsenal, after which Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa said the Polish international midfielder had started despite a slight problem with his hip.

Bielsa hailed "an act of generosity from his part" after the midfielder played the full first half before coming off as part of a double change that also saw Jack Harrison withdrawn as Helder Costa and Tyler Roberts came off the bench.

Leeds trailed 3-0 at the interval and then fell 4-0 behind two minutes after the restart before a rousing attempt at a comeback fell short in a 4-2 defeat.

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BATTLING ON: Leeds United's Polish international midfielder Mateusz Klich, centre, during the first half of Sunday's 4-2 Premier League loss against Arsenal at the Emirates. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds three days later, Klich revealed he had been on pain killers but said the hip problem was no excuse and that in any case the issue was improving ahead of Friday night's clash at Wolves.

"It's getting better," Klich told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I had some struggles with my hip but it should be fine."

Asked if his hip had been painful or difficult to play with, Kilch reasoned: "It's hard to say because I was on pain killers but it wasn't that bad.

"It's not something that is a very, very big issue but obviously every little pain is just annoying and it doesn't really help but that wasn't the reason why I couldn't play better.

"At the back of your head you always know there is something not 100 per cent right.

"But it's nothing big and it's not an excuse."

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Thank you Laura Collins