Matuesz Klich and Jack Clarke have posted on social media after Leeds United suffered a play-off semi-final defeat to Derby County on Wednesday night – both apologising to the Elland Road support.
Despite taking a 1-0 advantage into the second leg after Kemar Roofe’s winner last Saturday, Leeds suffered a dismal 4-2 defeat at home despite a brace from Stuart Dallas.
Klich, 28, has been sensational for Leeds this season, scoring 10 goals and creating nine more in 50 league and cup appearances. But he struggled to make a difference, and was replaced by Clarke with five minutes to play.
Clarke had a stinging low shot well held by Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos but was unable to affect the game, and both posted on social media after failing to reach the final of the Championship play-offs.
💔 Thank you for amazing support this season, you were unbelievable. 🙌🏼 Can’t describe how bad it feels today. We have tried. We have failed. We will not give up. #MOT
— Mateusz Klich (@Cli5hy) May 16, 2019
Marcelo Bielsa did not let the players down. The players did not Leeds down, indeed, the players gave their all.
What failed Leeds this season was an unfortunate amount of injury, but a lack of action taken to combat that in the January transfer window.
This summer, Bielsa must be kept on board and Leeds need to bring five or six players capable of coming into the first team and starring in the Argentine’s style of play. That is desperately needed if Leeds are to go for promotion.