Kiko Casilla performance in the season 2016-2017

Kiko Casilla performance in the season 2016-2017


Real Madrid have done an incredible season winning the double with La Liga, and the Champions League. This was a very difficult task, because Los Blancos had not won La Liga in the last five years and they are the first team who proclaims for second time in a row Champions League winners. Now it’s the moment to evaluate the performance of the players during the season 2016-2017.

This has been the second season of Kiko Casilla since his singing with Real Madrid from Espanyol. The Spanish keeper has been Keylor Navas substitute during the season but he had a several minutes because of different circumstances. His performance was really good, because we must add that it’s not easy to play when you don’t do it with continuity.

Kiko Casilla played the first games of La Liga because Navas was injured and he only concede six goals in six games achieving two clean sheets, showing that can be the keeper who can defend Real Madrid’s target in the future.

The Spanish keeper played all the games of La Copa del Rey, but he could not show his quality because Real Madrid were kicked out quite soon by Celta in the quarter final round, where Iago Aspas was a nightmare for Real Madrid players, even for Kiko Casilla who couldn’t prevent the defeat. With his great performances in the La Copa (specially against Sevilla) there was a debate about if Kiko Casilla deserved more opportunities also in La Liga because he was being very secure, while Keylor had many important mistakes.

After this competition, it looked like Kiko Casilla was not going to have many minutes because the keeper who was in the usual line up in La Liga and Champions League was Keylor Navas. Suddenly, Zidane decided to give a rest to the Costa Rican keeper in La Liga’s games with the aim of having the Costa Rican keeper fit for the Champions League final stage. Casilla played important matches against Alavés, Sporting Gijón, Deportivo and Granada in the fight for the Spanish league.

We can say that Kiko Casilla’s season has been very good, but now he must decide if he wants to have more minutes playing in another team or if he is confortable being Keylor Navas substitute.