Leeds United need statement performance from Kiko Casilla

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United warming up before the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19th January 2019.

Leeds goalkeeper has established himself as first choice.

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United warming up before the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19th January 2019.

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa showed his faith in new signing Kiko Casilla by making him the club's first choice goalkeeper.

Casilla has made three starts for Leeds so far, taking part in one win, one draw and one defeat.

The former Real Madrid ace's start has been fine, without any clangers, and a couple of outstanding saves.

 

The pick so far being stops from Will Vaulks against Rotherham and George Saville at Middlesbrough.

What Leeds need from him next, ideally tonight against Swansea, is a statement performance where he is truly dominant from start to finish.

Even at Boro there were signs he is still adjusting to the English game, misjudging the flight of a corner on one occasion which he got away with.

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United arrives at the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Leeds United at The New York Stadium on January 26, 2019 in...

Casilla has no clean sheets yet in three games, conceding five goals.

Leeds could do with Casilla producing a towering, unbeatable performance this evening and showing he can be a big influence.

It's only a matter of time before he takes his game to the next level, and Leeds need it as quickly as possible as they look to get back on track against Swansea this evening at Elland Road.

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United warming up before the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Leeds United at the New York Stadium, Rotherham, England, UK, on Saturday 26th...

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