I’m happy to help my team – Keylor Navas

I’m happy to help my team – Keylor Navas


Keylor Navas says he is happy to help out his team however he can and is delighted with his penalty save.

The Costa Rican saved Antoine Griezmann’s spot kick in the 1-1 draw at the Vicente Caldron on Sunday evening and also made a stunning save towards the end to ensure his side came away with a point.

Speaking to reporters about his penalty save, Navas said: “That’s something I research and work on. God is on my side and he helped me make my decision and save the penalty. You always have to be on your toes in order to help the team out; it was a tricky shot but luckily I was able to keep it out.”

About the match itself, the 28-year-old shot stopper said the players were disappointed with the draw having dominated the match but must look at the point as a positive step as they moved up to second in La Liga.

“We wanted to win and we had a chance to just that. At the end of the day, we weren’t looking for a draw but at least it’s another point on the board; we have to be appreciative about that and continue onwards. We were guilty of some carelessness and mistakes are severely punished in games like these. We tried to play our game and they sat back waiting for us to slip up. It’s tough trying to break down such a tight unit but that’s what we attempted to do,” he commented.

And he continued: “We need to appreciate the fact that we played well, we can’t dwell on the negatives. We’ll need to look over things and correct the mistakes but we’re doing a good job. The team played well, it wasn’t the most attractive game of football but we were up against a very good opponent that defend well and sit deep.”