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Marcelo Bielsa praises Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla

Leeds United's manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Sheffield, England.

Kiko Casilla played well for Leeds United against Sheffield Wednesday in the Yorkshire derby.

PRESTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22:Leeds United's Kiko Casilla during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Leeds United at Deepdale on October 22, 2019 in Preston,...

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has praised Kiko Casilla for his performance against Sheffield Wednesday, as quoted in Leeds Live.

Casilla was in action for Leeds in the Yorkshire derby against Wednesday away from home at the Hillsborough Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper was brilliant in the Championship game and made some important saves, including a superb fingertip save.

 

Leeds head coach Bielsa was impressed with the 33-year-old and has praised the Spaniard.

Bielsa told Leeds Live about Casilla: “He had an impact on the match today. That was important. He will show good character, good personality. He has trusted experience.”

Kiko Casilla of Leeds United during the pre-match warm-up

Important figure at Leeds United

Casilla is the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper at Leeds, and he is a key fugue in the team.

Given his wealth of experience and having played for Spanish and European giants Madrid, the 33-year-old is a safe pair of hands and makes the Leeds defenders feel at ease.

True, the former Espanyol star has made some costly errors, but all footballers - including goalkeepers - make mistakes.

Leeds are aiming to finish in the top two of the Championship table this season and clinch automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Leeds United's manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Sheffield, England.

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