Kalvin Phillips makes Mateusz Klich revelation after Leeds result

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...

Mateusz Klich missed a huge penalty for Leeds United today.

Leeds United's Mateusz Klich during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at Bet365 Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips has revealed to The Yorkshire Evening Post that he had never seen Mateusz Klich miss a penalty before.

The Whites were awarded a spot kick during their visit of Derby County to Elland Road this afternoon, but the Poland international sent it wide.

It proved a very costly miss, with the Rams equalising in the closing minutes to deny Leeds what would have been a well-deserved three points, by virtue of their dominance.

Klich was arguably a little too blasé with the penalty, sending it wide, but Phillips has revealed to The Yorkshire Evening Post that he has never seen him miss from 12 yards before, even in training.

 

He said: "Klichy practices penalties all the time and I don't think I have ever seen him miss to be honest. It was just one of them things, it happens and I am pretty sure he won't be too disheartened about it.

"As long as he comes out next week and gets a goal, it will make up for it."

What a sickener for Leeds, who were miles better than Phillip Cocu's side on the balance of play.

But the same frailties from last season - a lack of killer instinct at crucial times - seems to be undoing them once again this time around.

Mateusz Klich of Leeds United celebrates after scoring their third goal during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in...

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