Keylor Navas kept his clean sheet in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga and Ligue 1 as Steve Cooper praises the ‘hardworking’ goalkeeper in Nottingham Forest’s win over Leeds

On Nottingham Forest deadline day, signing Keylor Navas was able to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the club.

Steve Cooper’s side cruised to a 1-0 win over Leeds at the City Ground, with the goalkeeper making his first appearance since his loan spell from Paris Saint-Germain.


Navas impressed in his first appearance for Forest

The three-time Champions League winner is a statement signing for the club and he was quick to prove his worth.

Navas’ efforts in goal against Leeds led to an impressive record for the highly experienced 36-year-old.

He has now kept clean sheets on his debut in four different competitions across Europe.

On his La Liga debut in 2012 at Levante, he didn’t concede a goal in a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Two and a half years later, Navas capped his first Champions League appearance with a clean sheet for Real Madrid against FC Basel.

At Paris Saint-Germain, the Costa Rican prevented Strasbourg from scoring on his Ligue 1 debut.

The experienced goalkeeper guided Forest to victory


The experienced goalkeeper guided Forest to victory

His new boss Cooper was full of praise after the game, which saw him make a series of impressive saves to deny Leeds.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the forest manager said: “He is very decorated, double experience, we know that.

“In the few days he was there, we saw a hard-working, humble guy who, no matter what I just said about what he did in the game, he still wanted to do well today. today and show his worth because that’s what a guy at this level does, and he did it.

“Brilliant in the first half, game equally well managed in the second half and at the end, it was individual moments in terms of Keylor’s save, Brennan’s finishing that won us the game.”

Forest’s win saw them move up to 13th in the Premier League table.

This is an impressive ranking for the club, given their poor start to the season.

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