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Keylor Navas: “We could have won but the point should also be appreciated”

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NEWS | 04/10/2015 | Javier García

On his penalty save, the goalkeeper said: “That's something I research and work on".
Keylor Navas expressed his thoughts on the game against Atlético as follows: “We wanted to win and we had a chance to just that. At the end of the day, we weren't looking for a draw but at least it's another point on the board; we have to be appreciative about that and continue onwards. We were guilty of some carelessness and mistakes are severely punished in games like these. We tried to play our game and they sat back waiting for us to slip up. It's tough trying to break down such a tight unit but that's what we attempted to do”.

“We need to appreciate the fact that we played well, we can't dwell on the negatives. We'll need to look over things and correct the mistakes but we're doing a good job. The team played well, it wasn't the most attractive game of football but we were up against a very good opponent that defend well and sit deep”.

“What happened during the summer is in the past, I'm living in the present moment now. I wanted to be the first choice keeper and I'm really enjoying things at the moment. Hopefully we can get to the end of the year with the points tally we set out for ourselves so as to be on course to achieve our objective, which is to win La Liga”.

The penalty and his save near the end
“That's something I research and work on. God is on my side and he helped me make my decision and save the penalty. You always have to be on your toes in order to help the team out; it was a tricky shot but luckily I was able to keep it out”.