Leeds United playmaker Samuel Saiz is regarded as one of the most technically gifted players at Elland Road, but he’s fallen out of favour in recent weeks.
The 27-year-old has not started the last three consecutive Championship matches and is still searching for his first league goal this season.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have missed his creative qualities when he’s not been on the pitch and the international break is a crucial time for him to try get back in the manager’s good books.
Saiz is competing for a spot in the attacking midfield role, with teammates Adam Forshaw and Mateusz Klich standing in his way.
The Spaniard now has the opportunity over the next two weeks to try convince Bielsa that he should be restored to the starting XI for the home clash against Bristol City.
Saiz has shown during his time at Elland Road that he can help run the show for the Yorkshire giants when on form and needs to get back to doing just that.
His final product is clearly the one weak area in his game and will be desperate for a purple patch of form.
It seems a no-brainer he’s in the team when he’s scoring and assisting, which is why he needs to send a clear message to Bielsa.