Leeds United fans were lauding Kiko Casilla after the Spaniard notched up his third consecutive clean sheet in last night’s win over Middlesbrough.
The former Real Madrid man was having a tough time as a mixture of poor performance levels and an accusation of racism seemingly took their toll on the 33-year-old. However, it seems as though the ‘keeper has put it all behind him with a good performance for the Whites last night. The highlight for the ace was his brilliant save from George Saville as he ensured his team left the Riverside Stadium with all three points (via BBC).
One fan called him ‘Europe’s finest’ with the player having kept the joint-most clean sheets when comparing all professional leagues from the continent’s top five countries.
Kiko Casilla has had more clean sheets than hot dinners
Europe’s finest goalkeeper
Kiko haters… I still can’t hear you? 👂🏻
— Páudi H. (@paudi_lufc) February 27, 2020
Following the game, he was praised by manager Marcelo Bielsa, who complimented Casilla for his ‘good performance’ and claimed he featured despite having an injury (via Leeds Live). Fans were also applauding him as they reacted to his performance. Here is a selection of tweets:
Huge shout out to Kiko Casilla who is playing through the pain barrier but managed to keep his third consecutive clean sheet. He made two saves at the Riverside tonight. #LUFC pic.twitter.com/RVpcmBwsUJ
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) February 26, 2020
The save which took a deflection off one of our players was quality reactions
— Adam Green (@AdamGreen0823) February 26, 2020
He’s had his moments, but we still have the least goals against so far. He can be infuriating, but his stats don’t lie.
— Mikey Stilts 💙 💛 (@stilts121) February 27, 2020
Respect to Kiko.
— Sorely (@Samtonked76) February 26, 2020
Looks back to his best at the moment
— Barry W Hamilton (@BarryWHamilton1) February 27, 2020
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) February 26, 2020
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