The most difficult position in a football team is without doubt the goalkeeper, since he has to pass an exam match after match without committing a single error. And even more so at a big club where the shortage of work, on many occasions, forces the keeper to have maximum concentration despite minimal participation.
Navas not the same since ankle operation
Mistakes or lack of precision are much more visible than for any other player on the pitch, and the goalkeeper is judged with much more severity than with any other component of the side. And this is what has been happening lately with Keylor Navas. It is clear that the Costa Rican goalkeeper is not the same goalkeeper as the one before his injury.
Morale and confidence the key
We all see that, and even within the team there is that feeling. The perception that the player is more serious, sad, and lonely is shared by the fans as well as those responsible for the team. Have there been side-effects from his ankle operation? I sincerely believe no, because if you have any discomfort, this is minimal and does not prevent you from performing as before. But being a Real Madrid goalkeeper is not easy as his performance and lack of success is maximised in extreme. At this stage of the season, the only alternative is to give him morale and confidence so that he becomes the goalkeeper that he was prior to the injury.