Keylor Navas says the Real Madrid players must continue playing in a positive manner if they are to achieve success this season.
Los Blancos defeated Roma 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie last night and will take that lead back to the Santiago Bernabeu to defend in the return leg.
But the Costa Rica international said the team must keep up their concentration in the second leg as Roma have players that can hurt them. He told reporters that the best way to approach the rest of the season both in Europe and on the domestic scene is to play each game in a positive manner.
He commmented: “We’re relaxed and really driven. We’ve got to continue on in this vein. As a group we’ve got to be united, and out on the pitch we’re proving that we are. We’ll prepare for the next game against them with the same application and calm approach to try to win the game. We cannot go thinking that the tie is over because there are still another 90 minutes to play. Roma are a great team and they can make things tough for us.”
The shot stopper also hailed Cristiano Ronaldo for his goal and said it is always an advantage to have the best player in the world playing on your side.
“Having the best player in the world on your team is always important. Today he helped us by getting the opener, which gave us a lot of confidence,” he was quoted by the official club website.