Keylor Navas came five minutes short of beating Real Madrid’s record of minutes without conceeding a goal in the start of La Liga.
The Costa Rica international was beaten for the first time this season by Sabin Merino in the 67th minute of the clash against Athletic Bilbao and ended a run of five consecutives clean sheets.
However, Navas claimed that he’s not upset about that goal. In an interview with his official website keylornavas.com, said he was happy for the victory: “Winning makes me happy, the record was something nice, but it was not a priority. It’s history, it’s an important statistic, but my priority is always winning. I had the chance of breaking Miguel Angel’s record and it didn’t happen, but there’s no reason to regreat. There will be more chances to come.”
“I thank God for that victory and for being able to help the team when I was demanded. I would regreat it if the goal had caused a defeat, but we scored two goals that make us happy,” the goalkeeper added.
The 28-year-old admitted that 517 minutes without conceeding a goal in all competitions is “an interesting mark that we have achieved with the team’s support.”