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Navas must be classified as a Real Madrid legend – Morientes

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Keylor Navas deserves to be recognised as a Real Madrid legend, according to Fernando Morientes.

Navas, now 33, spent five seasons with Madrid, winning a La Liga title and three Champions Leagues among numerous other honours before joining Paris Saint-Germain last year.

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Morientes, a Madrid great, believes the goalkeeper should be considered among the La Liga club’s very best.

“In the end, for example, at Real Madrid I tell you that he is a legend,” the former striker told ESPN.

“A player like him who has participated in great moments in Madrid must be classified as legends, without any doubt.”
Navas arrived at Madrid from Levante in 2014 and established himself as the club’s number one after Iker Casillas’ departure the following year.

Morientes said Navas’ growth at Madrid had been immense, with the shot-stopper starting in all three of their Champions League final wins between 2016 and 2018.

“Keylor Navas came as a substitute player for a great goalkeeper in our history as Iker Casillas was,” he said.

“Little by little he gained the respect of the entire public, but he was also decisive in great moments in the history of the Bernabeu.”

Navas, who now plays for PSG after moving to France in 2019, has backed his current club for Champions League success this season.

“I know [the Champions League is] difficult, but it’s not impossible. So we’re ready to fight in this competition,” Navas told PSG’s official website.

“I know my team-mates are super motivated. They work a lot at home because they all know the importance of this competition, for the team, the club, the supporters. We know our responsibility.

“We are going to take a little time to pick up the pace because we are all physically good.”

Thomas Tuchel’s side booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals in March after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on aggregate.

Following its suspension in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the remainder of the competition is expected to be completed in August as domestic leagues across Europe look to complete their respective seasons by the end of July.

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PICTURES: Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell join Chelsea training

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Chelsea returned to training today (Wednesday) at Cobham, and there were two new faces joining the rest of the squad, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell. The two summer arrivals had yet to train with the squad since signing, dealing with quarantine (presumably) and heel injury issues, respectively.

It’s unclear if either will be fit and ready for this weekend’s match against Liverpool, but it’s still nice to see them in training with the rest of the group! (Those who played on Monday apparently had a lighter session, but were all out there nonetheless.)

There’s no word on how close Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic may be. Ziyech is probably still a couple weeks out with his knee problem, at least, but Pulisic was supposed to be close before suffering a potential setback with his hamstring late last week. Neither were pictured in training, and one would assume their presence would get emphasized had they been there.

Pointing the way Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Pointing the way Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

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