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Navas happy to stay at Real Madrid
27 Mar 2015 10:10
Keylor Navas insists he is happy at Real Madrid despite his lack of playing time.
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The 28-year-old goalkeeper has made seven appearances, just three in the Primera Division, since joining the European champions from Levante last summer.
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The Costa Rica international is a reported target of Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool.
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"I feel very calm," Navas told Spanish sports newspaper Marca.
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"Obviously, one always wants more.
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"I'm not a conformist or someone that gives up easily.
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"I know that the situation is not one that one would like but that is where I need to bring out the best in me and be stronger.
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"It's not the first time in my career that I'm in a position of being an understudy."
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Spain international Iker Casillas is Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti's first-choice keeper but Navas is determined to become Real's number one in the future.
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Navas, who started in Thursday's goalless draw against Paraguay in an international friendly in San Jose, said: "I know what path I need to follow in order to obtain the results I want.
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"For me it's a privilege to be at Real Madrid and I try to prove day after day the reasons why they signed me.
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"I have a great rapport with all my team-mates and the team welcomed me with open arms from the first day I got here. "I have received the confidence that one needs in order to feel calm."
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Navas, whose crucial saves helped Costa Rica reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil last year, is tied to the Merengue outfit until June 2020.
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