Former England international Paul Robinson has offered his view on Leeds United goalkeeper Kiko Casilla claiming although he has improved there is still room for further development.
In an interview with MOT Leeds News, Robinson has praised Casilla for helping the Whites keep 12 clean sheets in just 21 Championship games but admitted he is still susceptible with depth perception for through balls.
Leeds have by far the best defensive record in the division and Casilla has been a big part of that success. Robinson said: “I’ve criticised him at times but Casilla is the most improved player in the team this season.”
“I’ve spoken about the impact Ben White and Kalvin Phillips have made for Leeds, but Casilla has really grown into the Championship and improved.”
“He used to have trouble with high balls, at times he still does. One issue he’s still got is that his depth perception for through balls is off.”
“But I feel the way he has knuckled down and adapted his game… he made a save just before Leeds scored the other day, which was absolutely vital.”
The Yorkshire giants have Casilla as one of the main reasons for their impressive defensive record this season but he has an FA charge looming over him due to allegations of racial abuse.
Casilla and Leeds have responded to the charges but the FA hasn’t announced a date for the hearing. With his fantastic form this season they will be desperately hoping for a successful outcome.