Mateusz Klich's international suspension works in Leeds United's favour

Mateusz Klich of Poland in action during the international friendly match between Poland and Republic of Ireland at the Stadion Miejski on September 11, 2018 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Leeds United midfielder missed Poland's clash with Italy.

Mateusz Klich of Poland celebrates scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the international friendly match between Poland and Republic of Ireland at the Stadion Miejski on September 11, 2018...

Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich was a notable absentee from Poland's international clash with Italy last night.

Klich was ineligible for the fixture, after picking up a yellow card against Portugal days earlier.

 

This was his second of the UEFA Nations League, incurring an automatic one game suspension.

Klich was disappointed to learn he wouldn't be facing Italy, telling Poland's TVP Sport: "I did not even know about it. It's a pity."

Poland lost last night's gamer 1-0 to a last minute winner.

Mateusz Klich of Poland in action during the international friendly match between Poland and Republic of Ireland at the Stadion Miejski on September 11, 2018 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Disappointment for Klich is to Leeds' benefit

Not only did Klich avoid the risk of injury against Italy, he will return to Leeds more rested.

Instead of having six days 'rest' between last night's game and the match against Blackburn Rovers, Klich will have had nine days between matches.

Instead of getting back a potentially tired player who has played twice, Klich has only had one game in which to exert himself.

The Pole has been such a key player for Leeds this season and they need him at his best when their Championship season resumes this coming weekend.

Mateusz Klich of Leeds United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on...

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