Date: 5th August 2019 at 1:30pm
Written by: Neil O'Donnell

Kiko Casilla has, let’s just say, a strained relationship with Leeds United fans.

His erratic behaviour has been the subject of much concern amongst the supporters. His errors at the back end of last season, particularly those against Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County are just two examples of how he’s not quite up to Manuel Neuer’s level when it comes to playing outside the box.

At the same time though, he has shown the ability to pull off some quite spectacular saves, so it’s not as if he’s completely useless.

However, with the departure of Bailey Peacock-Farrell to Burnley, it would appear as if the number one spot is his and his alone for the foreseeable future, so fans best get used to seeing him flying around between the sticks, and between the penalty areas too. As his heat map showed yesterday, it seems as if he hasn’t quite learned his lesson about staying inside the 18-yard-box.

And that certainly didn’t go unnoticed by the fans on social media yesterday. If he keeps us his shenanigans for much longer, I think they may need to start leaving defibrillators under every seat at Elland Road.

 
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