Iker Casillas and Keylor Navas: Best friends forever?
Well, maybe not best friends but the pair's latest statements do pour cold water on any suggestions that the two Real Madrid goalkeepers are on bad terms with each other.
Costa Rican Keylor Navas made his debut for Real Madrid in their comfortable 5-1 win against Elche.
What set tongues wagging was the fact that the 27-year was named in the starting 11 ahead of 33-year-old Spain and Madrid captain Iker Casillas.
Despite being dropped, Casillas had to listen to whistles from the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu which was something which Navas was unhappy with.
“The whistles are unfair, because he has had a great career with Madrid. The people who whistle at Casillas are unfaithful to the club. I ask the fans to cheer him,” said Navas after the match.
Spanish news outlet, Marca, reported that Casillas reciprocated by congratulating Navas on his debut.
"I want to hand it to my teammate Keylor on making his debut at the Bernabéu. Congratulations!" wrote Casillas on his website.
Who will play in goal for Real Madrid in the weekend game against Villareal?
Your guess is good as ours.
Coach Carlo Ancelloti said that he would not be revealing anything.
Source: Xinhua, Marca
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