“Navas playing for Real Madrid is the biggest thing in Costa Rican sport” : Celso Borges

“Navas playing for Real Madrid is the biggest thing in Costa Rican sport” : Celso Borges

Keylor Navas playing for Real Madrid is the ‘biggest thing to have happened in Costa Rican sport’, insists national team-mate and Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Celso Borges.

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Borges spoke to Radio Marca about the Madrid stopper, with whom he shares a close friendship, having come through the national team ranks together and spent time at the same club.

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“I’ve known Keylor from Costa Rica, and from Saprissa,” Borges acknowledged.

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“We share a beautiful friendship. I was 16 when I met him the first time. We communicate a lot.

“He’s always had that ambition to win and be the best. He’s never lost it. He’s not just the best goalkeeper in La Liga. He works to be at the top and it is very well deserved.

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“His virtues? He has intuition before the shot and impressive reflexes. He reads these situations very well. Mentally he’s very strong. He’s the ideal goalkeeper.

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“[Navas playing for Madrid] is the biggest thing to have happened in our country for people talking about sport. The people like him a lot.”

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