Keylor Navas says the Real Madrid players are upset over their defeat to Barcelona at the weekend but are confident they will bounce back and enjoy success at the end of the campaign.
Saturday night’s 4-0 defeat leaves Los Blanco six points behind Barca in the table and with much work to do. Tonight, they switch their attention to the Champions League as they look to win the Madrid fans back over again.
Speaking to the media ahead of the game, Costa Rican keeper Navas, who had only conceded three goals all season before the weekend, said: “We’re all really hurting because of what happened; we’re professionals and we’re aware that we put in a very bad display.
“Both the players and the coaching staff take responsibility for their mistakes and we know that there are aspects we have to change if we’re to be successful. We’re out to fight to achieve the goals that we have in front of us. It’s down to us, and over the remainder of the season we want to bounce back.”
Asked what was said in the dressing room after the defeat to the La Liga champions, Navas said that would remain a secret but the players know what they need to do.
“We put in a bad performance; that’s something that you can never hide. Our conversations with the coach stay between us. We know what we have to change to be successful. We all reached the same conclusion and we’re very clear in our minds,” he commented.