Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski has been signing the praises of Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich after his compatriot put in a stellar performance for the Poland national team last night.
Poland defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-0 in Wroclaw last night with Lewandowski scoring twice and setting up the other in a confident display.
The third goal came in the 50th minute after a delightful cross from the Leeds United midfield dynamo. With no back-lift, Klich curled in a delicious right-footed cross to the back post where Lewandowski turned home his 63rd goal for his nation.
After the game, Lewandowski was full of praise for the goalscorer of Poland’s other goal, Torino midfielder Karol Linetty, and the Leeds United fan favourite.
“Especially in the first half, we put pressure on Bosnia and we felt that we wanted to play forward and score goals,” Lewandowski told TVP Sport. “There were actually a few chances to score a goal early, but in the end, our patience got us a goal.
“Karol (Linetty) played a great match, Mateusz also shows that he is in great shape. In addition, young wolves, it is such a breath of fresh air for the benefit of the team. With each subsequent meeting, they will all help us, there will be more choice.”
Leeds’ promotion to the Premier League has seemingly helped Klich’s standing in the international set-up. The 30-year-old appears to have established himself as a starter in Jerzy Brzeczek’s exciting side and his consistent form at Elland Road will be a major reason.
If he can now apply such assists for the likes of Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo when he gets back to club action, they will likely be as effusive in their praise as Bayern’s goal-scoring sensation.