Ahead of Leeds United’s Premier League clash against Tottenham on Saturday afternoon, Marcelo Bielsa’s side have suffered a major injury blow.
Despite the Whites’ 5-0 thrashing of West Brom last time out, Bielsa would have had one major concern coming out of that game, with Mateusz Klich having gone down injured just before the half-hour mark and needing to be substituted.
The Leeds boss then confirmed: “He received a knock to his thigh and this didn’t allow him to continue, but this hasn’t been evaluated just yet.”
Leeds Live later revealed that the likes of Klich, Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente all “remain on the treatment table” ahead of the game against Spurs.
Klich has been Mr Reliable for Bielsa ever since the Argentine took charge at Elland Road, with the Poland international having missed just one league game in the past two-and-a-half years – even that was in a meaningless clash against Derby County last season after they had already been promoted back to the Premier League.
Speaking earlier this season, former Leeds midfielder Michael Brown reacted to Bielsa’s comment that he could play for any team in the world, saying: “That’s a big call that, isn’t it? He’s obviously doing the best agent’s job for him, Bielsa.
“If it doesn’t work out at Leeds United, he’s definitely got a move now, hasn’t he, with the big man saying that. Listen, he’s been a revelation, hasn’t he? He’s done really, really well.”
Even though he seems to have gone off the boil recently, Bielsa’s unwavering trust in his players means being without an out-of-form Klich is something that will leave him worried ahead of a huge game with one of the Premier League’s big six.