Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich has revived his career at Elland Road and proven to be true to his word in doing so.
He was farmed out on loan under former Whites boss Thomas Christiansen, joining FC Utrecht, but he told director of football Victor Orta that he would be back and would prove his worth, and that is exactly what he has done.
The Poland international has been a revelation since he returned to Yorkshire, with current Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa bringing the best out of the midfield star.
As a result the 29-year-old is now seen as a key player for the Elland Road outfit, as they chase that elusive promotion back to the Premier League.
Klich’s mother, Malgorzata, has recently revealed the Whites ace did not understand why he was being loaned out so soon after joining the club, but confessed that he was determined to prove people wrong after his stint in the Eredivisie.
“He didn’t really understand it,” The Athletic quote her as saying.
“But he told Victor Orta that he would be back.”
Klich’s mother has put his revival down to the work Bielsa has done with the Leeds midfielder, suggesting their relationship has been the catalyst to his excellent form.
“He’d say these have been the best times of his career I think,” she continued.
“And he tells me he wishes he’d been coached by Bielsa 10 years earlier because if he had, he would be a better player.”
Klich was one of the players of the season in the Championship last term, with the Whites midfielder bagging 10 goals from deep and contributing another eight assists.
While the Pole hasn’t reached those numbers this season, he remains a key cog in the Bielsa wheel.
Leeds supporters will hope their man comes up trumps once again on Saturday evening, when they side head to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest in a match which could define their campaign.