Real Madrid have done an incredible season winning the double with La Liga, and the Champions League. This was a very difficult task, because Los Blancos had not won La Liga in the last five years and they are the first team who proclaims for second time in a row Champions League winners. Now it’s the moment to evaluate the performance of the players during the season 2016-2017.
Keylor Navas had a very difficult season, where we saw him with a lot of doubts at the beginning of the year but in a high level at the end. He was the keeper who played La Liga and Champions League because Kiko Casilla was the in charge of defending Real Madrid’s target in La Copa del Rey.
During all the year there have been many rumors about the departure of the Costa Rican keeper and the singing of De Gea, Donnarumma or Courtois, with the target of replacing Keylor between the sticks in the next season.
After winning the Champions League in 2016, it seemed that the Costa Rican keeper had his place secured, because he was one of the best players in the last season. But 2016-2017 started totally different if we compare it with the last one. Keylor didn’t have vacations neither preseason on summer because he was recovering from an injury.
When the season started he looked very insecure between the sticks and the goalkeeper was not in the same level. He suffered at the end of the last season and, after the surgery in summer, he committed a lot of mistakes. With these mistakes Real Madrid supporters were very disappointed with the Costa Rican keeper and he was booed by the Santiago Bernabéu in several times.
With the pass of the games, Keylor started to improve his performance, recovering his best level and appearing in the most difficult and important moment of the season. Thanks to this improvement now Real Madrid have the tough decision of maintain him or sell him. The Costa Rican keeper finished the year being a very important player in the squad and being fundamental in the two trophies Los Blancos achieved this season.