Yesterday saw former Spanish international goalkeeper Kiko Casilla make his first appearance for Leeds United away at Rotherham yesterday. When telling the Spaniard he was going to New York, he probably didn’t expect to be going to the stadium in South Yorkshire. However, it didn’t faze him as he helped his side to a 2-1 win in a game where he won the fans over.
Yellow card: Casilla for timewasting. 90+3. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 26, 2019
It took Casilla just over 90 minutes to make himself a hero to the Whites. With a string good saves against the Championship strugglers in a scrappy game, the Spaniard picked up a late booking for time-wasting, and the fans lapped it up. The moment the referee brandished the shot-stopper with a yellow card was one that the travelling fans adored, and they’ll be keen to see more of it from him.
It’s not very often that a Championship club is able to prise a player from Real Madrid in a January transfer window, however, that’s Marcelo Bielsa for you. The last piece of the puzzle for Leeds United was an experienced ‘keeper, and Casilla showed his years of experience when he picked up the late yellow as he ran the clock down, something that the Whites will want to see so much more of.
You can read the Whites’ verdict on Casilla here:
I love him already
— Ricky (@RickyBurns96) January 26, 2019
He’s Leeds and he knows he is
— ²⁵ (@vieiraview) January 26, 2019
He’ll fit in well.
— Simon O'Rourke (@simon_orourke) January 26, 2019
God he’s Leeds. Love that
— Ashleigh (@ashlaurenn_) January 26, 2019
Great stuff what a keeper
— Craig (@craiglufc97) January 26, 2019
He’s one of our own. Go on Kiko
— Woody (@alphacenturee) 26 January 2019
He is a quick learner Phil
— Bite Yer Legs (@biteyourlegs) 26 January 2019
One match and he is all Leeds #ALAW
— Hound of Ulster (@JimA1964) January 26, 2019
The Whites will be desperate get more of their Spanish ‘keeper after his first game for the club and will hope he can only get better after a steady debutLike what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!