Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has said he wants to seize every chance he gets in the first team having played against Rayo Vallecano at the weekend.
The Costa Rican keeper stepped in for club captain Iker Casillas as Los Blancos ran out 5-1 winners. The summer signing was largely untroubled by Madrid’s local neighbours at the Santiago Bernabeu, but will be disappointed by the way he conceded the goal – his pass to James Rodriguez put the Colombian in trouble and he lost possession allowing Rayo to attack.
The former Levante mas has had to make do with appearances in the Copa del Rey this season as boss Carlo Ancelotti has preferred Casillas in goal in La Liga and the Champions League.
Speaking to the club website, Navas said he was keen to impress at every opportunity he gets and is working hard in training to stay in his manager’s thoughts.
“There are very good players here who make any play into a goal. That is reassuring and means we will get points. It’s important that the team is 100% in every area,” he said.
And he added: “I felt good in goal, calm. I’m getting up to speed. I have to seize every minute I’m given. The season is long and I won’t give up, so I train at 100%. Hopefully I make the most of matches with the national team and return to Madrid with the same desire.”