Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa praised midfielder Mateusz Klich during his pre-match Millwall press conference and also revealed that he came close to leaving the club last summer, and Whites fans have been quick to react on Twitter.
The Poland international is set to make his 50th appearance for the Yorkshire outfit when the Lions come to town on Saturday, and the Argentine manager was happy to wax lyrical about the 28-year-old who is tasked with something of a box-to-box role at Elland Road.
Plenty of United supporters reacted to their boss’ fascinating and insightful comments with one saying “just when you think you can’t love Bielsa more”.
That wasn’t the only thing to come from the discussion about Klich though, as the experienced coach revealed the player was keen to go last summer having found himself as the fourth-choice option in his position, all before Ronaldo Vieira departed for Sampdoria and loanee Lewis Baker struggled to make an impact.
Plenty of fans are clearly glad that didn’t turn out to be the case, which is no surprise considering how good he has been in the No.8 role for the automatic promotion hopefuls this term.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Just when you think, you can't love Bielsa more…
— Arijit Dey (@arijitdey75B) March 29, 2019
Been saying it for months! He’s asked to do so much. what a player
— Tom Kelly (@tomlufckelly) March 29, 2019
Very similar to Eirik Bakke don’t you think, important goals and always likely to get one? pic.twitter.com/50cBudNwqX
— Rob Oates (@RobOates9) March 29, 2019
This is some praise for @Cli5hy – top player ? let’s kick on you Polish magician
— Chad Rooker ??????? ?? ?? (@ChadR_) March 29, 2019
The man is utter class. Constant manipulation of the ball when he has it at his feet. Reckon we’ll see him progress even more with better players round him myself. Lacks a bit of pace an poor in a tackle sometimes but love him. Not sure what tc was doing with him last year.
— Reece Price (@Reece7Price) March 28, 2019
Always thought he was a good player and could never understand why he did not get a chance .
— Steve H (@steve_halstead) March 29, 2019
Top bloke Klich ?? MOT
— William (@willmills28) March 29, 2019
It’s a good job he was on loan last season as nobody would have improved us we were that poor and would have probably been on the list to go like ekuban sacko etc he’ll also be glad bielsa came in when he did
— ?Russ? (@russcausier) March 28, 2019