Lopetegui: 'Navas and Courtois are not a problem'
- Real Madrid boss: 'I see them as two fantastic solutions, that's beneficial for the team
- Navas impressed against Milan and will keep fighting for the No.1 spot
After the Trofeo Bernabeu game against Milan on Saturday night, Julen Lopetegui has addressed the goalkeeping issue during the usual post-match press conference. The coach seems to be happy to have two world-class goalkeepers at his Madrid squad.
He insists, as quoted by Marca: "Navas and Courtois aren't a problem, I see them as two fantastic solutions. We have great competition for places and that's beneficial for the team. There is always an issue when one quality player doesn't play."
Real Madrid have signed Thibaut Courtois for £35m who is now expected to become the side's No.1 goalkeeper even though Keylor Navas intends on staying and fighting for his well-deserved place. The Costa-Rican impressed against Milan on Saturday and produced a number of eye-catching saves.
Previously Marca writer Luis F. Rojo has claimed that Julen Lopetegui would like to have his two world-class shot-stoppers coexisting without a problem. The coach could learn from the famous precedent of the 2012/2013 season when Jose Mourinho had both Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez at his disposal.
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