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Navas: We leave with our heads held high

by Tom Conn | Posted on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Costa Rican international goalkeeper, Keylor Navas was gutted following his side’s 2014 World Cup quarterfinal loss to Holland on Saturday evening, losing on penalties, but the Levante stopper was proud of how they represented the country.


In his post-match interview, Navas, who won the Man of the Match award, spoke about the disappointing loss, which he doesn’t consider a loss.

“We have a bittersweet taste in our mouths. I don’t know. There are a lot of things going through my head. Everyone did a good job. We left everything on the pitch. Nobody likes to lose and it’s hard. We didn’t lose any game – a penalty shoot-out isn’t a defeat.

“We thank God that this World Cup has been a great experience.  It’s hard but that’s life.”

Navas went on to recount the penalties and the shots that hit the post.

“Today we didn’t have the same control as we did in previous matches.  They took more risks and they did what they needed to do to score.  We’re going home proud of what we did.

“We tried not to concede anything.  We leave with our heads held high.”

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