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Morning Leeds-in for 25 February: Casilla: Promotion with Leeds means more than Champions League

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Say what now?

Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla said in the programme for the match against Bolton that it would mean more to him to achieve promotion with Leeds than it meant for him to win the Champions League three times with Real Madrid.

It would mean more than winning the Champions League.

It’s the objective we have and this is why I am here.

I want to help the team and help Leeds get back where they belong. To get this achievement for the centenary year of the club would be the perfect moment for me to go to the Premier League.

Of course, Casilla was never the first team keeper while he was at Real Madrid after making the move to Madrid from Espanyol, so I guess it’s reasonable to think that perhaps getting Leeds back in the Premier League would be more meaningful because of the part that he played in them, rather that being the backup in Madrid.

Still bet he shows his grandkids the Champions League medals first.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Recap of the win over Bolton Wanderers. [Through It All Together]

Jack rated the players. [Through It All Together]

Latest Mighty Whites Podcast dropped before the Bolton match. Give it a listen. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Leicester City sacked Claude Puel after an embarrassing 4-1 loss to Crystal Palace. [Fosse Posse]

Manchester City beat Chelsea on penalties to win the League Cup. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

Monterrey looked toothless and frustrated in a 0-0 draw at home against Club Puebla. [FMF State of Mind]

Club Tijuana came from behind to beat Club Necaxa 2-1 in Aguascalientes. [FMF State of Mind]

AC Milan outlasted Empoli 3-0. [AC Milan Offside]

Fiorentina scored a late goal to draw 3-3 with Inter Milan in a game marred by VAR controversy. [Viola Nation]