Keylor Navas has hailed the “excellent” saves made by Tottenham counterpart Hugo Lloris in Tuesday’s 1-1 Champions League draw at the Bernabeu.
“When the opposition sit back it makes things tough, Lloris also pulled off some excellent saves,” Navas said.
“It’s tough, it was a game in which we created chances, but often things don’t pan out as you would like them to.”
Navas’ crucial stop from Kane in the second half, when the England captain was through one-on-one, was also key. “I am happy to have made some saves,” he said. “When I saw [Kane] was coming on his own I tried to get in the right position. I always try and help my teammates as much as I can.”
“We’re a team who like to take risks, go out to score goals and win every game,” he said. “When a team sit back with 11 players, we create fewer chances. We must accept that, and try and improve in every game. When teams are well positioned it is more difficult.”
Navas, 30, said he was unconcerned about speculation that Madrid are aiming to sign Athletic Bilbao’s outstanding young goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga next summer.
“This is nothing new for me,” he said. “Those who really love me, are with me always, are the ones who are important for me. I am many years here listening to the same thing. So I do not worry about it. As long as I am here I will fight for my place.”
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