Zidane Hints On Preference For Navas Over Courtois


Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has given clues that he could give Keylor Navas more playing time over Thibaut Courtois at the club.

The Costa Rican lost his place to Courtois under former manager, Santiago Solari. The former Chelsea goalkeeper arrived the Santiago Bernabeu last summer, following his desire to reunite with his family in Spain.

Navas, who kept goal for the Spanish side during their three consecutive UEFA Champions League victories, has only started in Copa del Rey competition for the club this season.

Same for Isco Alarcon and Marcelo. The pair also lost their place under Solari, who was in charge of the team for five months before his sacking last week.

However, Zidane restored the players to the starting line-up against Celta Vigo; his first match after being reappointed, which they won 2-0. He also gave Gareth Bale a rare start.

The Frenchman said he wants Navas to feel important, saying he remembered what he has done for the club.

“I like Courtois to. Thibaut has shown he is a great keeper but I want Keylor to feel important too. I don’t forget what he has done. He has played less but he has to play, “ he told AS.com

“Nobody can forget what these players have done here. I will count on all of them. On Courtois, on (Sergio) Reguilon, but Keylor, Macelo and Isco are all good players. What I like most is that we crossed more than 20 times and then we got the rebound.”

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