Goalkeeper Keylor Navas spoke to the media in an interview to preview the big game against Barcelona on Saturday. One of the main reasons for Madrid's partial success in this campaign, Navas is aware of how dangerous his opponents are, especially after conceding four goals in the first Clásico this season in a historical Barça win at Santiago Bernabéu.
Navas praised the 'MSN' trio for their qualities as individuals and as a group, but is confident he and his teammates can stop the Blaugrana and win at Camp Nou.
"[Messi, Suárez and Neymar] are brilliant footballers. I always respect my rivals. I can't say that one is more dangerous than another. They are great players but we have talent and we have to try and do things better than them".
"We see the match as a beautiful opportunity to win. With where we are at the moment and with all that´s still to come, it's an opportunity to continue confidently and take an important step towards our goals".
"I think it will be a close game, both teams will be out to win it. We don't want to do anything silly, we'll play with character. We have to make good decisions, know when to attack and when to defend, and of course, we want to score goals. You can't keep the same rhythm for the full 90 minutes".
"We all know that La Liga is going to be difficult but we must be aware that the values of this club come first and we have to give our all until the final whistle. We can't let our heads drop, we must keep the fighting spirit that characterizes this club. We will give everything to win this game".
His first Clásico in Barcelona
"I'm very calm about it. It's a beautiful match and every footballer in the world would like to be a part of it. I have the opportunity and the privilege, and I have to treat it like it deserves, with responsibly and a desire to give everything to win it".