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Leeds player reveals bizarre reason for premature January exit – report

Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be stunned with what one of their players has had to say about one of their former managers.

Polish media outlet SportoweFakty conducted an interview with the Leeds employee Mateusz Klich, who revealed that he was frozen out of the team by Thomas Christiansen after wearing the incorrect boots during their match with Cardiff City in September.

The midfielder had slipped which had proved costly to his side, as the Bluebirds scored from his error and his manager decided to punish the Poland international by giving him just 21 minutes of football before sending him out on loan to FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie in January.

“I slipped in the next league, literally, though I was optimistic after the transfer to Leeds, who really wanted me,” he told SportoweFakty.

“When I started to play fairly regularly, there was an unfortunate match against Cardiff. I badly picked shoes and during one of the actions I slipped on the pitch, I lost the ball and the opponents went with the counter that brought them a goal.

“Officially, the manager Thomas Christiansen did not say anything to me, but then he stopped practically speaking to me and did not call me into the team for the next matches. I could have guessed that it was about this situation.”

Landlord’s Verdict

The Leeds fans in the Tavern will be furious with Christiansen after discovering he felt the decision to wear the wrong type of boots was a mistake worthy of ending Klich’s Leeds career. The Poland international was signed for a hefty £1.5million fee to bolster Leeds’ options in the midfield, however, he was not given a chance by the Spaniard because of his mistake.

The locals in the bar will hope that Klich will return to Elland Road in the summer and be handed another opportunity to shine in the first-team next season.

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