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Keylor Navas on leaving Madrid: “I don’t know why it happened”

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Navas became a huge part of Real Madrid’s history as he was the first-choice goalkeeper in all of the team’s four quests to winning the Champions League.

For the first time after leaving Madrid, Navas opened up to the events that led to his departure.

Talking to El Chiringuito, he said:

“There are things that happened and I don’t know why they happened, but they did,” as quoted by Goal.

He also mentioned his return to Bernabeu recently with PSG.

“The day before, during the walk of the pitch, I was about to turn left [to the Real Madrid players’ area] but I had to think: ‘Oh, no, it’s the other side’.

“I appreciated that people would sing for me. I’ll always be grateful to those fans.

“I made mistakes but they always supported me.”

Real Madrid brought Thibaut Courtois to replace Navas, although it hasn’t proved to be a jackpot move yet for Los Blancos.