Leeds United’s players had a fairly good night in under-21 action yesterday. Eddie Nketiah smashed home a hat-trick for the England under-21s whilst talented Polish midfielder Mateusz Bogusz had a night to remember as well.
The 18-year-old scored his first goal for the Poland under-21s, which proved to be the winning goal in a 1-0 triumph over Serbia.
His performance was certainly appreciated by his national team coach Czeslaw Michniewicz. As reported by Sport One, he had high praise for the teenager’s display.
“Leader is forming. Probably not many people in Poland have heard about Mateusz Bogusz, he is three younger than his oldest colleagues, and he played fantastic in Bialystok against Estonia (on debut).
“He is at a similar level as (Poland international) Sebastian Szymański in his previous youth. He has great talent.”
Szymanski is considered one of Poland’s top young talents. In September, he made his international debut for the senior side and joined Dinamo Moscow in a reported (Futbolgrad) €5.5 million (£4.8m) deal this summer. So that’s high praise.
Bogusz was signed from Ruch Chorzow in January and has quickly shown tremendous talent at Elland Road.
However, despite featuring on the bench for the first four games of the season he is still waiting for his Championship debut with the club.
The youngster, who featured against Stoke City in the EFL Cup earlier this season, told TVP Sport that he was being patient waiting for that opportunity.
“I am waiting patiently and working for my (Championship) debut at Leeds United.”
Bielsa clearly sees something in the youngster, who impressed for Leeds during their pre-season tour of Australia this summer.
If he can continue to impress both for club and country, that Championship debut will not be far away.