Mateusz Klich has spoken a lot over the past week, which is no problem because the Polish midfielder is refreshingly frank and therefore interesting.
On loan from Leeds United at FC Utrecht, Klich has had a good second half of the season and clearly feels refreshed and refocused.
One of the interviews the midfielder has given over the past few days is to Voetbal International in the Netherlands, and it’s a lengthy one which is typical of the magazine.
Always digging for a wider story, VI asked Klich about his past, present and future.
On leaving FC Twente last summer to move to the Championship, the 27 year old explained why it was an opportunity he just couldn’t miss: “Then I got an offer from Leeds United and I couldn’t say no. I have still helped FC Twente. They bought me for €50k from Kaiserslautern, and got more than a million for me from Leeds.
“I was very curious about what I could achieve in England. People asked me if the football would suit me in the Championship, of course I asked myself that, but I am a curious person who likes to experience new things. So I said: I don’t know if it suits me, but I’m going to try.
“I have been crazy about English football all my life, which is one of the reasons I did it. If you as a footballer get the chance to play in England and you don’t take it, then your career is not complete, I think. Football is a kind of religion there, especially in Leeds. A Premier League-worthy club with Premier League-worthy supporters.”
Klich certainly sounds fond of the Yorkshire club and certainly hasn’t given up his wish to succeed there, telling the Dutch media earlier this week that he has ‘unfinished business’ at Elland Road.
Speaking to AD newspaper, the footballer explained: “I have spoken with them, they want me back. The chance that I return is 99 percent, almost a hundred. I still have a two year contract. I have unfinished business there.”