I suppose he’s brought our opinion of him down so low that even the little things seem impressive these days.
It’s a small step in the right direction I suppose, but there’s still a long way to go.
There was a lot of talk leading up to the game whether or not Kiko Casilla would even be able to play against Reading given the impending decision of his court case, but with no news coming through, that meant that he was free to don his gloves and jersey for the game.
And the Spaniard managed to keep a crucial clean sheet during Leeds’ win, which included a couple of important saves. However, there was one save towards the end of the game that has got a lot of people talking.
With Liam Moore bearing down on goal, Casilla rushed out to narrow the angle and make what was an important stop if not an impressive one. Despite Bryn Law and Tony Dorigo’s best attempts to try and sensationalise it, it seems as though a large swathe of the Leeds United fan base weren’t the least but impressed.
Has Casilla now turned his fortunes around?
No, not yet
Everyone saying it was a good save, yet again the attacker shoots, and the ball ricochet’s off his legs…thats not a save LUCK.
— Eddie brown (@Rochdalebuddha) February 23, 2020
Routine save that’s correct but it didn’t stop us all having sheer panic when they broke through 🤦♂️
— JordanLufc 💙💛 (@JJ_jordie) February 23, 2020
It’s an important save – but it’s one you expect a decent keeper to make. It’s pretty routine.
— Martin Collinson (@redskinsfanuk) February 23, 2020
To be honest, I don’t know if this is me but this is a save he should be making when earning 32k a week in the Championship!
— Scott (@scottdsellers) February 23, 2020
The fact he has been celebrated for making a save any professional keeper should make shows how poor he has been lately
— Janine (@A42906467) February 23, 2020
Basic save that even an average keeper should make plus the attacker was at a fairly acute angle.
— Philip Hobbs (@PhilipHobbsMOT) February 23, 2020
It really was a bog standard save. He’s still a complete liability proven again by the ridiculous save he made in the first half from a shot that my 7 year old could have hit harder. He could of caught it – instead they get a corner. I don’t care Bielsa loves him – he’s wrong
— @Ian1973 (@Ian19732) February 23, 2020
As a former goalkeeper myself, I have to say that it was pretty much goalkeeping 101, so you won’t get a lot of hype about it from me.