Marcelo Bielsa’s pre-match press conference was, as predicted, full of comments that only served to stir the pot with many Leeds United fans.
Of course, with everything that’s been going on with Kiko Casilla of late, the Whites’ first-choice goalkeeper was once again at the centre of the discussion as the Argentine coach was asked whether he’ll play against Bristol City or not.
And since Bielsa confirmed the Spaniard will retain his place in the side, many of the fans simply couldn’t believe it because they view him as someone who could cost them points and even their promotion to the top flight.
They were quick to doubt their gaffer’s stubbornness on the matter.
How many more points is he gonna cost us before something gets done 🤔🤔🥱
— hayley (@hayleydarbeyy) February 13, 2020
This 🤡 in goal will cost us promotion again. Unbelievable stubbornness from Bielsa
— Lee Hammond (@Leemhammond) February 13, 2020
Stubborness always gets more intense when put under pressure. Support for Kiko is unconditional. For all Bielsa’s talent, this is his biggest weakness, faith over reason.
— WJ (@jessop_william) February 13, 2020
Some couldn’t believe what they’d heard from their boss.
Amid their frustration, two fans couldn’t help but take it as a really bad joke and laughed it off because there’s simply no justifying his faith in Casilla.
It seems that for all his genius Bielsa is slowly altering opinions among the fanbase…
You’ve got to laugh
— Sean Connolly (@officialSeanC) February 13, 2020
What a joke
— jordan (@Jordanlufc199) February 13, 2020
One fan jokingly said that the translator should immediately be fired because there’s no way that Bielsa could actually have confirmed that Casilla and Bamford will both play in the next match.
Bless him, BUT it’s time the translator was fired.
— getreal (@getreal13695965) February 13, 2020
Finally, there were some fans who felt sorry for Illan Meslier, who’s still waiting for his proper chance with the senior squad.
If he doesn’t get an opportunity now that Casilla has gone off the boil, when will his time come?
Bielsa needs to show some trust in Meslier, for if/when he has to play
— Marching On Together (@MarchingOnToge3) February 13, 2020
Meslier must be wondering wot he’s got to do to get a game
— neil blackman (@natt1matt) February 13, 2020