Keylor Navas: "Losing Neymar won't make Barça weaker"
The Real Madrid goalkeeper previewed tomorrow's Spanish Supercup first leg: "Barça have great players and a very clear style. There are no secrets".
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas previewed tomorrow's Spanish Supercup first leg against Barcelona in which Los Blancos will be seeking to lift their second piece of silverware of the new season following last week's UEFA Super Cup win in Skopje. "The players are relaxed but we are fully aware of the responsability which comes with a game like this. We're going into it full of confidence and knowing that it's going to be difficult".
Navas relishing Supercup test
66 consecutive games scoring: “It's always important to score. We're thinking about the game and if we are to win, we will need to score. We have a great side full of players who can score. We're already focusing on the future”
Hunger to win: “You play to win. If your mentality changes you cannot continue in football - especially at a club like Real Madrid, the best in the world”.
Barcelona just as strong without Neymar
Neymar: “Neymar's talent is no secret to anyone, but we know that we cannot be tricked into thinking that Barcelona are going to be weaker because Neymar is no longer with them. Whoever plays in his place will have the same drive and ambition".
Final over two legs: “You just have to adapt to the circumstances - that's all you can do. It's two games and we have to play both legs with the same mentality. If it was just one game it wouldn't change anything; we will be playing with our usual mentality -to win”.
Valverde's Barça: “Barcelona have great players and a very clear style. There are no secrets to their game. Maybe certain aspects might change with the new coach but their style is very obvious. We know each other well and it will be small details which will decide the game. I hope that we remain focused to make sure we won't make many mistakes".