Marcelo Bielsa has supplied his complete support to Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla despite his horrendous efficiency against Crawley Town on Sunday.
Leeds lost 3-0 against Crawley in the FA Cup clash on Sunday. It was a shambolic performance from the majority of the Leeds gamers on the pitch, consisting of Casilla.
Illan Meslier is the club’s first-choice keeper and the young French stopper has actually yielded a lot of goals, still finding out to adjust to the Premier League.
There have actually been recommendations that Bielsa could attempt young Elia Caprile, but Bielsa has actually made it clear that Casilla keeps his complete trust.
you get the feeling that Bielsa believes Casilla served his penalty and needs to be allowed to progress or put it behind him. Has a very high opinion of him, regardless of that. In truth, areas of the fanbase think differently. It’s a guaranteed clash of views.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 14, 2021
Lots of Leeds fans have actually required to Twitter to reveal their reactions, with the majority of them disagreeing with Bielsa. Here are a few of the picked tweets:
I respect Bielsa’s viewpoints however this time he’s wrong. It’s still hanging over the club this
— BARNEY © (@barney___21) January 14, 2021
MB will not criticise him openly & that’s to be respected.
— Nawvernmonkee (@i_curious) January 14, 2021
The views differ from racism and poor performances.
— peter-maurice (@petermauriceuk) January 14, 2021
The charges he’s dealt with are one thing and if bielsa thinks it’s time to move on from that then great. However surely he needs to see that kiko is a liability, it’s apparent the defence don’t trust him. Last Sunday there were multiple times they put it out rather of providing it to him
— Richard Thompson (@Richaarrd401) January 14, 2021
The only relocation he needs is from this club. When was the last time he had a decent video game for us? He needs to’ve entered the summer & bielsa’s loyalty won’t alter my mind
— Mip (@mipsical) January 14, 2021
On the pitch, Kiko’s been poor. With regards to the racism charge, he needs to be allowed to carry on after his restriction. That’s what punishments are for. You do not need to like him. Meslier also makes mistakes but he has youth and prospective behind him. We need to be sticking with him.
— Frainy _180(@frainy_180) January 14, 2021
I can’t protect him, simply for his football capability, never ever mind anything else.
That goal against Derby in the play offs is etched in my memory.
— Jon Grey Davies #LUFC # 3.5%#FBPE (@jongreydavies) January 14, 2021
His loyality to players will be the clubs undoing long term. Not even with casilla however other players who won’t be good enough for this level in the long run
— Steve Davis (@SteveDa13781847) January 14, 2021
Nothing short of delusion. Love Marcelo (blah blah blah) however that’s so far broad of the mark.
— Lewis Cawood (@cawood7l) January 14, 2021
Just toxic for the club and needs to go regardless truly
— JT (@lufc_) January 14, 2021
SL View: Need for a goalkeeper
Casilla is a highly knowledgeable goalkeeper, however he must be no place near the Leeds first string after such a terrible performance recently.
Bielsa does not like to criticise his gamers in public. After what Casilla has actually gone through in the past 12 months, Leeds fans discover it actually difficult to protect him.
It is extremely unlikely that Leeds will sign a goalkeeper this month, or any other player for that matter, but the Whites need to seriously consider letting Casilla enter the summer season.
If Leeds manage to stay in the Premier League (which is a high possibility), they should seek to sign a top-quality goalkeeper, ideally somebody with top-flight experience.