Keylor Navas: ‘I Did Not Come to Paris to Have Fun’

At the half-point in his first season with Paris Saint-Germain, goalkeeper Keylor Navas gave an interview with Téléfoot (via Culture PSG), detailing his first six months in the French capital.

One of the first questions that the French media outlet touched on with the 33-year-old is his adjustment to moving to a new city. The former Real Madrid man credited his teammates and the club executives for making him and his family feel welcome in their new surroundings.

Following up on that question, Navas elaborated that he didn’t choose to come to Paris for a retirement tour like others have in the past.

“I did not come to Paris to have fun but to work with humility, envy and especially to win titles because that is what we like.”

After a fluff question, Téléfoot wanted to know what PSG’s chances were of winning the UEFA Champions League, and considering Navas won three in a row with Real Madrid, he’s the perfect person to ask.

“There is a very good group, all the material, and human conditions are met, we are ambitious, and we want to win titles.” Navas followed that statement up by adding, “The team is at a very high level, with players who do incredible things individually, but the most important thing is that the group unity is 100 percent.”

Once Navas was done discussing the topic of PSG’s European chances, the discussion moved to his thoughts on the capital club’s attack, and in particular, Neymar Jr. Navas made praise of everyone involved on offense but highlighted Neymar specifically.

“Neymar is a player from another level, from another world.”

In another transcription of the Téléfoot interview (via Diario AS), Navas mentioned how the Brazilian has his entire focus on PSG. Recently, Neymar made news by canceling any birthday celebrations ahead of the capital club’s Round of 16 tie against Borussia Dortmund.

With the Brazilian being unavailable for the last two years of the knockout stages, Navas points out how Neymar is blocking out all the outside noises. In the end, the Costa Rican wants to win as many titles as he can, but there’s no doubt he, like many PSG supporters, hope that it includes a Champions League trophy.

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