Leeds fans will be going into their playoff semi-final with Derby low on confidence and expecting to get beat. The club have lost three and drawn the other of their last four games, and the goalkeeping in those games hasn’t been good enough. That was highlighted again yesterday at Portman Road as Kiko Casilla dropped a clanger.
Horrible error from Casilla, who hasn't been at all good today. Came out for a ball to the edge of the box but failed to gather and Quanner stabs a sort of apologetic finish into Ipswich's net. 3-2 on 90 mins. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 5, 2019
Losing to Ipswich is one thing, but considering the Norfolk club had their relegation confirmed weeks ago, winning just four games going into their clash with Leeds and only scored three goals in a Championship clash once this season, it makes things so much worse. In the end, the 3-2 scoreline saw the Tractor Boys down with some pride, but Kiko Casilla has none of it himself after his horror show.
Should the Spaniard keep his place in the side then it will be nervy as the Whites play out 180 minutes against Derby at both Pride Park and Elland Road. In truth, the Whites are yet to see what all the rave is about with the former Real Madrid man, and they’ll be keen to see it soon as they’ve got the 32-year-old tied down to a four-year deal as per his signing from back in the January window.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Casilla’s display here:
Always said he’s been dodgy since he came! But oh, he’s got 3 champions league medals the happy clappers said
— Matt Hill (@MattyHill83) 5 May 2019
Seriously, is there a solid case for recalling BPF? Casilla is reckless and hapless, everything we bought him not to be. #lufc
— D Young (@statto99) May 5, 2019
Let’s be honest, he’s not been good. Overall, 2 areas that are important, Goalkeeper and Striker(s) and we don’t have a decent one anywhere
— Mr Popular (@Russlufc) May 5, 2019
He hasn't been any good since he got here phil
— Baz Evs (@bazevs) May 5, 2019
Kiko is a terrible keeper I was excited when we got him but for the want of a better word he's a n idiot who thinks he is better than what he is and takes un necessary risks
— agentlufcITK (@danfawcett1) May 5, 2019
Don't rate him at all people get carried away with where he came from they must not remember Raul bravo, would like to see his save % compared to BPF
— ashley maeer (@a_maeer) May 5, 2019
Can we send him back & get our money back
— Mip (@mipsical) May 5, 2019
Goalkeeping problems, can't take penalties, all looking good for play offs. Wtf is going on. Spygate looming again. MOT.
— Mark Lazell (@LazellMark) May 5, 2019
People rating him on the basis that he came from Madrid so "he must be good". Hasn't shown that for me, personally.
— Jordan Tovey (@toveyxj) May 5, 2019
Lost more games with this clown in net. Gets beaten from long range and now can't sort the edge of his area
— Ben Varley (@BenVarley4) May 5, 2019
Are we sure that he played for Real Madrid Phil?
— Derek Mathieson (@dingoderek) May 5, 2019
The Whites cannot believe how poor Casilla has been since his arrival and have started to doubt whether or not the Spaniard ever actually played for Real Madrid.
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