Leeds player Mateusz Klich picked up a yellow card in his UEFA Nations League game for Poland against Portugal and will miss the match against Italy on Sunday.
However, Klich didn’t even realise he would be suspended until an interview after the game last night.
As reported in Polish outlet Sportowe Fakty, this was his second yellow card in the UEFA Nations League and that gives him a one-game suspension.
He picked up his first in the opening game against Italy which ended in a 1-1 draw.
After the game in an interview, Klich said that he didn’t agree with the yellow card and stated that it was his first foul in the game.
When the interviewer said he would be suspended on Sunday he replied, “I didn’t know about it.”
This will be one suspension that Leeds fans will love, although how Klich wasn’t aware of it is anyone’s guess – it made for a funny post-match interview though. The good news is that Klich came through the game against Portugal unscathed and is one of just a handful of players involved in this international break. Leeds need all of their players fit for the game against Blackburn next Saturday and missing the tough game against Italy has to be a big bonus. More and more, international breaks are being seen as a distraction from club football and you can’t blame fans for thinking that way. Losing a player to injury because of fixtures like this would be seen as needless and with key Leeds players coming back from injury, having a full squad to select from will be a big boost to manager Marcelo Bielsa. This will be one less game for Leeds fans to worry about.