Kiko Casilla left many Leeds United supporters disillusioned last season, as his hapless errors blighted our bid for promotion out of the Championship and back into the Premier League.
The new campaign has seen a different version of the Spaniard take to Elland Road, though, and fans have now been lauding the former Real Madrid man for his efforts in West Yorkshire after he kept Brentford at bay to earn his third clean sheet in a row.
Bristol City and Nottingham Forest had managed to blast the ball home beyond the £2.7million-rated man in the opening weekends of the term, but Salford City, Wigan Athletic and now Pontus Jansson’s Brentford have failed to replicate the Robins or the City Ground natives’ results.
A strong defensive effort by Ezgjan Alioski, Liam Cooper, Ben White and Stuart Dallas gave Casilla a helping hand against Brentford, as Thomas Frank’s Bees could only fashion five efforts on Wednesday night and only one made its way on target.
Two of the visitor’s strikes were also blocked by Mateusz Klich, while three failed to hit the target. Casilla, meanwhile, ended his latest ninety minutes for the Whites with one save, one collection and two claims to his name to earn a lot of love from the Elland Road faithful.
Here’s how these Leeds supporters judged the £32,115-a-week star’s performance against Brentford…
Think we’re seeing the real Kiko now,he’s a class keeper…..
— antony kellett (@KellettAntony) August 22, 2019
Best Keeper in England!
— Daithi Mac Unfraidh (@KoKedUpPoker) August 22, 2019
Casilla is a brilliant goalkeeper but he does make me nervous. Safe tonight though!
— Andrew Woodhouse (@woody2goody_uk) August 21, 2019
Well done Kiko and your back line support. If the opposition don’t score the worst the team can do is draw!
— RichChymist66 (@chymist66) August 21, 2019
Best keeper in the Championship, just ask Jack Butland ????
— Beats Per Minute (@sirbenimiles) August 21, 2019
— benjamin (@lufcbxn) August 21, 2019
Pretending to tell off the south stand, Kiko was hilarious tonight
— bombhead1977 (@bombhead1977) August 21, 2019
What a man
— Aaron (@Iufcaaron) August 21, 2019
Best keeper in the league, imagine disagreeing.
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) August 21, 2019
Best keeper in the league
— Forever LUFC (@Alioski_madman) August 21, 2019
The mans been insane recently????????
— Nathan???????????? (@lufcvlogger) August 21, 2019