Keylor Navas, goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain, has conceded that his “situation has to change” at the club after splitting first-team duties with Gianluigi Donnarumma this season.
Navas was PSG’s indisputable number one goalkeeper before to the Italian’s arrival in Paris. When the Euro 2020 champion joined the club from Milan last summer, things took a turn for the Costa Rican.
Although Donnarumma is considered the club’s long-term first choice, minutes have been shared this season, a squad role that Navas confessed to Canal+ is “difficult.”
This season, Navas has made 18 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG, conceding 15 goals and keeping eight clean sheets, the most recent of which came in a 3-0 win against Angers on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Donnarumma has appeared in the remaining 15 league games, as well as more frequently in the Champions League.
“I’m pleased in Paris, I have a fantastic relationship with Donnarumma, but I want to play all the games – the same situation as this season [in the future] would be complicated,” Navas stated of his circumstances. “Something has to be done.”
“It’s a lengthy season with a special circumstance,” manager Mauricio Pochettino said on the job sharing. There isn’t another club in the world with two number one goalkeepers at this level, as far as I know. The two have had a fantastic time living together and competing.
“The future will be different, and management will be different as well.” Keylor and Gigio, for example, would have loved to play more.”
PSG can clinch the Ligue 1 title with a point against Lens at home in their next match.
“I think we were really well,” Keylor Navas, the goalkeeper, told Canal+. “The team put forth a lot of effort. They still had a couple chances, but we were in complete control. We’ll keep going because you have to win every game and maintain that mentality, but I’m hoping to win the next game so we can rejoice with the supporters.”
Keilor Antonio Navas Gamboa (born December 15, 1986), better known by his nickname Keylor Navas, is a Costa Rican goalkeeper who currently plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Costa Rica national team.
Navas began his professional career at Saprissa in his native Brazil, where he won six Liga FPD titles and the CONCACAF Champions League. He then went to Albacete in Spain in 2010, and then to Levante in La Liga the following year, where he earned the LFP Award for Best Goalkeeper in his final season.
In 2014, Navas joined Real Madrid for €10 million. As the first choice goalkeeper, he won a total of twelve titles with Real Madrid, including one La Liga title and three consecutive UEFA Champions League crowns.  Paris Saint-Germain, a French team, signed him in 2019.
Since his debut in 2008, Navas has made over 100 appearances for Costa Rica. He has played for his country in two CONCACAF Gold Cups and the FIFA World Cups in 2014 and 2018.
He was a member of the Costa Rican national team that advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals in 2009, when he was awarded best goalie. His outstanding performances also helped the squad reach the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals.
Stats for PSG in 21/22
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*ML – Match Played, GC – Goals Conceded, CS – Clean Sheet, MP – Minutes Played.