Keylor Navas, the turnaround

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It’s a turnaround that we didn’t really expect. On April 20, when Paris Saint-Germain had just crushed Angers (3-0), Keylor Navas (35) took advantage of the microphone held by Prime Video to put a lot of pressure on the Parisian leaders. Exasperated at having had to share the cage with Gianluigi Donnarumma, the Costa Rican asked his superiors to decide. Shortly after, the French press announced that the choice had been quickly made and that Donnarumma would logically be privileged.

The Italian European champion is one of the best up-and-coming goalkeepers and, at 23, he embodies the future, unlike his more experienced rival. But a month after his media release, Navas surprised everyone. After the last match of the season against Metz (5-0), the former Merengue finally indicated that he did not intend to pack up, recalling in passing that he still had two years of contract. A version that he confirmed again yesterday, when he arrived in Doha, the city where Costa Rica will face New Zealand in the play-off for the 2022 World Cup.

“It’s not as easy as selling a horse”

“I am calm and focused on the national team. At my club, I have a two-year contract and that says it all. We must continue to work. We’ll see what happens in the future, I think it’s difficult. I’ve always been a fighter and I like challenges. We’ll see what God has in store for me. I’m not stressed or worried. I have two years of contract, I think of the national team and to continue in Paris, I do not see any other option “he told the media YashinQuesada.combefore discussing the competition with Donnarumma.

While he swore he no longer wanted to accept such a situation, the native of San Isidro made a small backpedal. “No club guarantees you to be a starter. When a player, who is a competitor, knows that he can start every game, it’s normal not to appreciate the situation we were in (with Gigio Donnarumma) last season. But for a player to leave a club, things have to happen. It’s not as easy as selling a horse. You put it in the van and ciao. There are many things that are important and decisive that we study to be calm. » Perhaps his contract at €9.3 million per season finally weighed…

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