51 touches, 10 clearances; Premier League-linked Glik impresses in Poland win

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty in action with Poland's Kamil Glik

The defender, linked with Premier League sides, impressed against Northern Ireland.

Poland's Kamil Glik in actionPoland's Kamil Glik in action

Poland defender Kamil Glik was in fine form as Poland secured a win over Northern Ireland this weekend.

A goal from striker Arkadiusz Milik secured the win for Poland, as he secured the only goal of the game in his side’s 1-0 win.

Key to the victory was the defensive showing though, as Glik and his fellow defender’s kept the likes of Kyle Lafferty at bay throughout.

Several Premier League sides will have keenly watched his display, with Calcio Mercato reporting last month that Leicester City, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur were all interested in his services.

If they were watching, they will have been impressed by what they saw as the stats provided by WhoScored show the defender was in fine form in the game. 

  TeamMatchTouchesWon TackleInterception WonAerial WonTotal ClearanceTotal PassAccurate PassPassing Accuracy
Tamil
Glik  
Poland Poland vs Northern Ireland  51 1 2 8 38 33 57 87%

He managed 51 touches in total, which was more than all but one of the entire Northern Ireland team.

Defensively he was a rock, winning one tackle, two interceptions and posting 10 clearances, the latter of which was the most of any player in the game.

He also won eight defensive aerial duels, which was again the most of any player in the game. His passing was also solid as he registered 38 in total, 33 of which were accurate, enjoying an overall pass success of 87%.

Northern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty in action with Poland's Kamil GlikNorthern Ireland's Kyle Lafferty in action with Poland's Kamil Glik

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