Real Madrid couldn’t beat Tottenham at home (1-1) in the third week of the Champions League group stage because Hugo Lloris saved all the chances and he was a nightmare for Los Blancos strikers. However, the Spurs could have also won at Santiago Bernabéu stadium, but Keylor Navas prevent it with a great performance.
The Costa Rican goalkeeper was back after missing the last game at Getafe with an injury. Keylor Navas travelled with his national team to America to get the ticket to the World Cup, but came back to the Spanish capital with some muscular problems. Kiko Casilla replaced him and the Spaniard made some mistakes, especially in set pieces.
Zidane has always expressed his confidence in Keylor Navas. The manager defended him when everybody was criticizing the goalkeeper for his mistakes last season. He didn’t want to sign any other goalkeeper and he prefered to keep the player that made Real Madrid European champion twice. And Keylor Navas is answering to this confidence.
Despite conceding goals in almost every game during this season, Keylor Navas is one of the best players of the team. He hasn’t committed important mistakes, apart from the goal conceded against Real Sociedad. In all the other games, he was an important player for Zidane and the team, giving confidence to the defence line. But yesterday he went beyond that.
Keylor Navas made one of his best performances at Real Madrid. Tottenham didn’t arrive many times to the goal, but Keylor Navas was always there. He had to show up three times to prevent the goals. The most difficult one was the chance that Harry Kane missed, just in front of the goal. Only two minutes later, Keylor also saved a difficult shot by Eriksen.
The Costa Rican goalkeeper spoke with the journalists after the game and he was asked about Real Madrid interest in Kepa, Athletic Club goalkeeper: “This isn’t anything new for me. With the people that really love, the ones that are always with me and the ones that are happy because I saved a ball, this is enough. I work to fight for my dream, not matter what people say”, Keylor said after the game.