Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Kich has been catching the eye whilst away from Elland Road on international duty with Poland.
His nation defeated Bosnia 3-0 in midweek, with Robert Lewandowski scoring twice in a well-oiled win.
Poland’s third goal in that game, scored by the Bayern Munich hitman, came from an exquisite pass from the Leeds star.
Klich thrived in a more advanced role, playing just behind Lewandowski and even the Polish goal-machine spoke warmly of Leeds’ perpetual motion dynamo after the game, as you can read about here.
However, it was not only Lewandowski who was impressed.
The Polish press have been waxing lyrical about the Leeds star, who is finally cementing his starting place in the Poland XI, even if in a more unfamiliar advanced role to his number 8 role at Leeds.
“Klich meant that Lewandowski did not have to miss Thomas Muller or Joshua Kimmich,” TV pundit Antoni Partum told Sport this week. “(Poland boss) Jerzy Brzęczek finally found him a suitable position, and the freed Klich seduced fans.
“If necessary, he will play hard and when he notices a gap in the defense of his rivals, he will open a free corridor with a clever pass. The great performance was sealed with a wonderful assist on the goal for Lewandowski.”
That is some high praise indeed and Klich certainly lived up to that billing in his international display this week.
If the 30-year-old can now go on to put in Muller and Kimmich like performances at Elland Road for the rest of the season, then he will likely continue to increase his already high stock among the Leeds United fanbase.