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Polish midfielder explains his reasons for leaving Elland Road

The Sport Witness have broadcasted the words of Mateusz Klich, Leeds’ midfielder who has joined FC Utrecht on a season-long loan.

The 27-year-old midfielder arrived at Elland Road last summer from FC Twente with high expectations. However, he has failed to leave an impression in Championship with the Whites collecting barely five appearances over the last six months.

The former FC Kaiserslautern player has decided to leave the English club after falling out of favor with the manager Thomas Christiansen, hoping to increase his odds of featuring Poland World Cup squad.

Klich is looking to help his new club reaching European football this season, as Utrecht battle Europa League promotion. They are currently seven points behind the fourth-ranked Zwolle.

In the first interview since leaving Leeds, he expressed his personal aims for the current campaign.

He said, “That’s my personal goal (getting in the Poland team). By making more playing minutes I hope to get the World Cup. My goal with FC Utrecht is to qualify for European football.”

Klich would hardly find a game time at Elland Road this season, and leaving towards Netherland was a reasonable option for him.