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How is Mateusz Klich’s 22/23 unfolding at Leeds United? What issues does he face? What’s next?

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Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich is struggling for game time under Jesse Marsch this season, and faces an uncertain future because of it.

The Whites have seen a lot of change to their starting lineup under Marsch, with new signings shuffling the pecking order somewhat.

Mateusz Klich’s position at Leeds is a hot topic, with his previously indispensable role in the side no longer the case.

This week appears to have shown how the Polish international’s role has diminished quite substantially in the last six months.

Here, we discuss Klich’s season so far and what issues the midfielder is going through…

How is he playing?

An appearance off the bench against Wolves on matchday one proved Klich’s quality as he helped change the game and see Leeds win 2-1.

However, such cameos are all he’s really managed this season with lesser impact coming in more recent games.

A brace against Barnsley in the EFL Cup proved he’s too good to just be used in the cup, but he’s not getting the chances in the league.

Klich is yet to start a Premier League game with 11 appearances all coming from the bench so far.

Should Klich go to the World Cup?





What issues does he face?

For whatever reason, Marsch is seemingly not as sold on Klich as many fans would want him to be, but the pecking order in attacking midfield is a challenge for the Pole.

New signing Brenden Aaronson has proven his quality already both in and out of possession and his place in the team isn’t really up for debate, meaning Klich has to take a back seat.

It’s a big concern for Klich this season, though, knowing that the World Cup is coming up and he’s not been getting the quality of game time to keep him in top condition for the tournament.

What’s next?

It might not be what most fans would want, but it wouldn’t be a shock to see talk of an exit re-emerge, given he’s not playing enough.

It was quite heavily reported in the summer as he was left out of the final pre-season match, and the landscape hasn’t really changed.

A full international warrants more game time than he’s currently getting, and there might not be a shortage of suitors if he was itching to leave.

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