If you were to choose two players who are criticised the most by Leeds United fans at the moment, then perhaps you’d turn to Patrick Bamford and Kiko Casilla. So, it’s no surprise that supporters were fuming with the team news Marcelo Bielsa revealed ahead of the club’s fixture against Bristol City this weekend.
In his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against the Robins, the Argentine confirmed that both Casilla and Bamford would be starting for the Whites this Saturday (via Phil Hay).
To say both men have been in poor form recently would be something of an understatement. The former Real Madrid man has a save percentage of just 47.4% since the draw against Cardiff City; meanwhile, the former Middlesbrough forward has scored just two goals in his last eight Championship appearances (via Transfermarkt).
Fans have taken to Twitter to vent their fury at the comments made by their manager. Here is a selection of tweets:
— Joe Catling (@JoeCatling19) February 13, 2020
— Mike (@Mike_James118) February 13, 2020
Stubborness always gets more intense when put under pressure. Support for Kiko is unconditional. For all Bielsa’s talent, this is his biggest weakness, faith over reason.
— WJ (@jessop_william) February 13, 2020
His stubbornness is going to cost us…
— Ryan (@RyanHLUFC) February 13, 2020
First time I’ve ever doubted Bielsa is over this blind, unwavering, hard to justify loyalty to his underperforming & costly GK
— Pete (@35Pete3) February 13, 2020
No justification for playing Casilla, ridiculous decision. Can only hope the FA ban the clown.
— Poz (@Poz89) February 13, 2020
Talk about favourites over form 🤣
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) February 13, 2020
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