NAVAS PROMISES NOT TO REPEAT MISTAKES
Keylor Navas has promised his Real Madrid team-mates that he will not repeat the mistakes seen in Sunday’s LaLiga win over Real Betis.
The Costa Rican could have been sent off after only 21 minutes of the game for making a poor challenge before fumbling a shot into his own net three minutes later.
The form of Navas has come under scrutiny this season, with persistent reports linking Madrid with moves for David de Gea and Thibaut Courtois as possible replacements for the 30-year-old for next season.
However, the former Levante man – who redeemed himself with a brilliant late save to deny Sanabria an equaliser – has vowed to recapture his best form.
“I stopped the shot [from Sanabria] and when I tried to catch it, my posture was not the best,” he said afterwards. “I touched the ball with my right hand but it was bad luck, it was ugly.
“They are circumstances which you don’t want to see but I had to keep going. I know my team-mates trust me, and I’ve promised them that these things will not happen again.
“I enter the pitch very calmly and I try to do my work. There are times when things do not go well but you have to keep a cool head. I had good and bad moments but I hope to return to good times.”