Leeds United dropped off of the summit of the Championship table as they were beaten 3-1 by fellow high-flyers Cardiff City in the Welsh capital on Tuesday night, and Whites fans were far from impressed with Mateusz Klich on his first league start for the club.
The Poland international had yet to be named in Thomas Christiansen’s starting XI in the league but following a fine performance in the EFL Cup success against Burnley, and with Eunan O’Kane missing out at the Cardiff City Stadium because of illness, the 27-year-old featured alongside Kalvin Phillips in the middle of the park.
However, it was a night to forget for Klich – whose hesitation on the ball led to the first Bluebirds goal – and his teammates as captain Liam Cooper saw red on the stroke of half-time with the Yorkshire outfit already trailing 2-0, and he was eventually replaced by Ronaldo Vieira in the 68th minute.
Leeds supporters were quick to have their say on Klich’s showing via social media, and while some said he “isn’t good enough for this team”, others simply described his performance as “awful”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Klitch and JRG coming to a club on loan near you 2018/19. #lufc
— Poz (@Poz89) September 27, 2017
You mean the one were Klich hesitated, lost the ball and left the whole defence out of shape? #LUFC
— Hamez Reddin (@HamezReddin) September 27, 2017
One thing we learnt from tonigh. Klich isn’t good enough (yet). Pablo can’t play in them kind of games. #LUFC
— Levi Ben Clarke (@Levilufc) September 26, 2017
— Mr Glassalfempty (@DRobinson92) September 26, 2017
Klich looks like a slower and less technical version of Phillips, if thats possible. Not impressed with him or Grot. #lufc
— Sondre (@SondreDalen) September 26, 2017
#lufc TC messed up tonight but we can't win them all,. At least he's learned a few things one being Klich isn't good enough for this team.
— ✯ SIMPLE JACK ✯ (@xThOmmOx) September 26, 2017
Saiz should of started fact!! Klich was awful. #lufc
— Craig Thomas (@xcltaff) September 26, 2017
I'd be surprised if Klich sees much more of the first team this season #lufc
— Jethro (@Buzzard_Stubble) September 26, 2017