King Felipe VI handed over the 2017 Iberoamerican Community Trophy to Keylor Navas, awarded by the Superior Council of Sports at the award ceremony of the 2017 National Sports Awards, which took place at the Royal Palace of “El Pardo” in Madrid. After the award ceremony, the “Tico” said that if he does not think he can start the matches for Real Madrid, he would go back home.
“The day I do not think I can be a starter, I’m going home. I’ve always worked for that, but then there’s a person who decides and we have to work and do things right when it’s time to play. We do not know what is going to happen (talking about the injury of Courtois, the one that took off Navas from the starters), only the coach knows. I am 100% available to the coach, we have to be united,” said the Costa Rican, who was in the first eleven against the Leganés in the Cup, the competition that he usually plays, and that will also be in the eleven in La Liga against Real Betis.
The keeper recently renewed his contract. He continues to be linked to the team for a long time: “I see myself for many years here, I will always fight, the future nobody knows but I live in the present, which is Madrid and I will continue to give everything,” he added.
According to him, La Liga cannot be ruled out by Madrid, despite the bad results that they have been facing. Therefore, the goalkeeper also said that the team cannot focus only on the Champions League and Spanish Cup. For him, La Liga is not over yet and the team has enough confidence to go forward and maybe change things.
This may define the feel of the merengue team. They are fine and believe in their talents, even knowing that the results are not what they wanted, especially in the Spanish scenario, where they are always fighting with Barcelona for the League title.
However, they have Keylor Navas until the 30th of June of the year 2021, which may be good news, once the keeper has helped Madrid in many moments. He has already 12 titles as Madridista and participated directly in the achievement of said titles, such as 3 Champions Leagues, 4 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups, 1 Spanish League, and 1 Spanish Super Cup. Until 2021, the fans hope he still help the Whites to win more and more titles.