Roustan talks about the situation of Keylor Navas at PSG

After a 2021-2022 season marked by an alternation in the position of goalkeeper between Gigio Donnarumma (23 years old) and Keylor Navas (35 years old), an established hierarchy will be put in place by the new coach of the PSG, Christophe Galtier. Satisfied with the state of mind and performance of his Costa Rican goalkeeper – under contract until 2024 – the French coach gave details on the role of Keylor Navasafter the victory over the Urawa Red Diamonds : “Keylor made important and decisive saves, he is working very well. But I was very clear with the goalkeepers at the start of the season, I don’t want a rotation, I want to work with a number 1. He knows what I expect of him in his role as number 2, even if I know that deep down there is a lot of frustration. But for a club like the PSG it is very important to have two very good goalkeepers. »

“Donnarumma is one of the mysteries like Icardi”

Asked about this new hierarchy put in place, Didier Roustan do not see Keylor Navas occupy this role of number 2 for an entire season, as he explained on the set of The Evening Team. “A departure during this transfer window? Me, I would put a ticket for the winter transfer window, if there is not a real proposal this summer. Being number 2 all season, in addition given his age (35, editor’s note), he’s not the guy who’s going to be there to wait. Well, it’s a choice of Fields, we got it. And that’s probably the choice that had to be made at some point. Unfortunately, they did not anticipate things and it would have been necessary to try to transfer Navas and have a good number 2. Like Sergio Rico ? Yes, but if Donnarumma is injured for a long time, does Rico will be sufficient for Champions League… We must see. From the moment you bring Donnarumma, it is there the catastrophe. For once you had solved the problem of the guards and that it (Navas) he still had a year or two left. In addition to good goalkeepers, there are still. But hey jump at the chance Donnarumma… It’s part of the mysteries like Icardi where the PSG had blown his clause when it had been a while since he touched 4 balls per game and you understood that he would never get out of it. It’s part of the mysteries. Feverish donnarumma? Yes, since the goal of Benzema with the history of the fault or not (round of 16 return from C1 against real Madrid, note). And that, there are goalkeepers who were psychologically marked even young and they dragged it for a very long time given the consequences. There, the only thing you could perhaps do: if you say that there is a number 1 for the championship and a number 2 for the national cup and the Champions League, it still means that there is a hierarchy. Maybe that’s the subtlety you could find. »

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