NEWS | 12/08/2017“With them, the devil is in the details, and we will need to focus”, stated the Real Madrid goalkeeper.
Keylor Navas spoke to the press with just 24 hours until Real Madrid travel to the Camp Nou for the first Clásico of the season. The Real Madrid goalkeeper spoke about the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup: “The team are calm and aware of the responsibility we have. We are confident and we know it will be dificult but we're excited and raring to get stuck in”.
“Scoring goals is always important. We're focussed on tomorrow's game at the Camp Nou and to win we'll need to score. It is big ask, but we know we have a top team and the conditions to win it. We really want to win”.
“They have some phenomenal players and a clear idea on how the game should be played. Despite changing manager, they have that same philosophy. There are no real secrets, and with them, the devil is in the details. We will need to focus in order to not commit many errors”.
“We have a great team, the coach, his staff and our captain all make us all feel part of it, whether we're veterans or new arrivals. It is easy to adapt here because you are part of the group straight away. It is a great opportunity and I'm proud to be a part of the team”.
On losing the drive to win
“You always play to win and if your mentality changes then you don't belong at Real Madrid. Here they teach you that winning is the only thing that matters. Being at Real Madrid means fighting for every title and we are growing as a group, whilst looking to win everything. We know how sweet it can be to come out victorious, we celebrate as a family. I always want this family to be a happy unit”.
Final across two legs
“You simply have to adapt. We have to play both games with the same mentality and we want to win both games”.
The absence of Neymar
“His is hugely talented and is one of the best players in the world, but we can't start thinking that they will be weaker without him. They have some top players and whoever plays will give everything for their team”.