Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is hoping to stay on at the club in the new season and fight for his place in the starting lineup, even as new manager Zinedine Zidane has given no indication as to who his preferred number one is.


Zidane has been rotating his goalkeepers since he returned to the club and took over the managerial reins, but Thibaut Courtois’ injury has given the Costa Rica international to stake his claim for the number one spot.


With rumours continuing to swirl that Madrid are interested in bringing Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Navas has expressed his wish that he can remain and fight for a place.



"I'm very happy, grateful to God for giving me the chance to be here," Navas said, according to Goal. "Whenever I get the opportunity to play I do the best I can. I hope I can stay at Madrid next season. I have a contract and we have to wait and see if anything changes there."


With Madrid currently going through a rough patch, but Navas believes that no player gives less than a 100 percent when they step onto the pitch.


"It has been complicated season for everybody. We come out with a desire to win and play at our best but the results aren't always going our way, we're all sad for the situation, it's complicated," Navas said. "I think at this club every year we're under pressure, so it's no excuse. We have to be ready mentally to face any situation that happens and that's why we're Madrid players."