Real Madrid's Goalkeeping Debate: Keylor Navas Speaks. (Image Credit: Real Madrid website)
Real Madrid’s Goalkeeping Debate: Keylor Navas Speaks. (Image Credit: Real Madrid website)

After returning to the Real Madrid starting line-up against Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon, Keylor Navas insists it proves that reports about his commitment were baseless.

Concise News reports that Zinedine Zidane brought the Costa Rican back into the team to replace Thibaut Courtois, and he kept a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory.

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However, Navas had a message for some of those in the media who had commented on his alleged poor attitude and training habits.

“The people who said that I had trained badly now have to admit [they were wrong] because either they don’t know me or never saw a training session at Valdebebas,” he says.

“Everybody there knows how I train. At the end of the tunnel, there is always light and that’s how I have always worked.

“Now I want to enjoy this and live in the moment. If you think about the future, you lose perspective of the time you are living in.

“I work every week to try and be in the coach’s team and today, the sun came out. I always try to contribute, and I will be stronger from this situation and have more desire.”

Also, Navas was keen to reiterate his happiness with life in Madrid and insists he has no immediate plans on leaving.

“I haven’t played for a long time and I’m very happy. The future will be seen but I’m happy here and will work as I always do,” he adds.

“Thinking about the future distorts the present, as I said, but what is important is that I worked hard and was given an opportunity as a result of it.

“My family and myself are both happy here and we will see what happens in the future, but my desire hasn’t changed and my intention is to fulfil the contract I have.”