Navas: Fans who whistle Casillas are unfaithful to Madrid

The summer signing from Levante has defended his fellow goalkeeper and says supporters should not boo the Spain international

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas says supporters who whistle team-mate Iker Casillas are being “unfaithful” to the club.

The two shot-stoppers have been jostling for the No.1 spot in Carlo Ancelotti’s line-up since the Costa Rica international’s summer move to the Spanish capital from Levante.

Casillas was subjected to criticism from some sections of the Santiago Bernabeu crowd during a recent derby defeat to Atletico Madrid and Navas, who started Tuesday’s Liga win over Elche, felt for his team-mate.

“The whistles are unfair to him because he has had a big career at Madrid,” Navas told reporters.

“The thing we ask is for our supporters to encourage us. Those who whistle Casillas are unfaithful to Madrid.”

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old was pleased with having finally securing a Liga start, in the 5-1 rout of Elche at the Bernabeu.

“It’s very nice,” he added. “It was always one of my goals to get here and play in this stadium. It is a privilege. I am happy because we won.”

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