Journalist Daniel Storey has slammed Spanish goalkeeper Kiko Casilla following Leeds United’s defeat against Crawley Town.
On Sunday, the Whites crashed out of the FA Cup after Marcelo Bielsa’s side was thumped 3-0 by the League Two outfit (per BBC).
In goal for Leeds during the clash was former Real Madrid stopper Casilla and the Spaniard failed to cover himself in glory.
For his performance, Leeds Live awarded the ‘keeper a 3/10 rating, claiming that he ’embarrassingly’ let in the first two goals and ‘the defence had zero confidence in him’.
During the latest episode of The Totally Football Show, Storey discussed the Whites’ defeat against the Red Devils and slammed Casilla for his performance. (7:40)
He said: “I think we’ve all said that Leeds will probably stay up this season, so, the cup was a perfect opportunity for them to [win] silverware, genuinely silverware, they should be a challenger for this competition.
“I think Kiko Casilla was the other game-changer in a negative sense because I don’t think he should be playing for Leeds for non-football reasons, but he probably shouldn’t be playing for Leeds for football reasons after today.
“He just looked so short of confidence that the second goal just completely went through him at his near post.
“I think it was disappointing that he was picked and I kind of saw it as karma doesn’t really have a sell-by date and two or three years down the line, he’s come undone maybe.”
TIF Thoughts on what Daniel Storey said about Kiko Casilla…
As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he gave a very damning assessment of the Spaniard’s performance against Crawley but also his career with Leeds.
The “karma” which Storey is referring to is likely in relation to the stopper getting an eight-match ban for being found guilty of racially abusing Jonathan Leko (per BBC).
Should Kiko Casilla play for Leeds ever again?
No, we should sell him
Yes, he's a decent 'keeper
The 34-year-old goalkeeper has made just two senior appearances for the Whites so far this season, one in the Carabao Cup and the other in the FA Cup (per Transfermarkt).
On both occasions Bielsa’s outfit has been knocked out of the competition by lower league opposition, so, that certainly does not bode well for the Spaniard.