Navas: 'A strong and united squad'
Rouge et Bleu goalkeeper Keylor Navas spoke to PSG TV to talk about his teammates and life in the French capital.
Keylor, how's the squad doing right now?*
Very good, even excellent even! I feel it's very united and strong. We want to win everything, but we know that to win, we have to keep working hard, work hard, be responsible and do things in the best possible way. We are in that state of mind right now.
What's your relationship like with Sergio Rico?
As well as being an excellent goalkeeper, he's a great person and I think that when you meet people like him, I find it very difficult not to get along with them. In my playing career, I think I've almost always got on with everyone, and he's no exception. At the end of the day, as I always say, behind a footballer there is a person who has a family, friends, people who love him. I think everyone deserves respect.
Do you keep learning even more with the quality of strikers we have here at the club?
It's a privilege for me. Since I've been here, I've always said that being here and having Ney, Kylian, Edi, Mauro, Fideo, and I can go on, it's absolutely crazy. They are all very high level players, so I'm very motivated because they prepare us well for training. Facing them is always a test and that helps us. And when you go out on the field, you know things are going to go well because they are responsible. They're hungry for victory and I think the work they're doing for the unity of the group is excellent.
We remember your penalty save against Brugge... Do you have a particular technique in this department?
I think everything is important. Often you can study a player and for every ten penalties he shoots on the right, he changes sides on the day of the match and it's a goal. So I think it's a bit of a feeling of the moment, of feeling the atmosphere and seeing the position of the player. A lot of things can give a signal that ultimately can help us stop the penalty.
What do you think of your season?
I arrived at a new club, a new league where I've adapted little by little since the first day to work and to get to know the teams and players. I feel like I'm doing well. There's always room for improvement, but I feel calm. I've always done my best and that gives me a lot of serenity.
*Note: the interview was conducted before the announcement that Paris Saint-Germain vs Borussia Dortmund will be played behind closed doors.