Real Madrid back-up goalkeeper Keylor Navas has revealed he is happy to stay at the club, despite his lack of playing time this season.
The Costa Rica international has made only eight first-team appearances for Real since joining from Levante in the summer, with just three of those outings coming in La Liga.
The 28-year-old has had to act as understudy to long-term number one Iker Casillas for the majority of the campaign and has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in the summer with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool believed to be interested in the stopper.
Navas has admitted the situation at Los Blancos is far from ideal, but he is determined to prove that he can eventually become the number one for the reigning European champions.
He said: “I’m not a conformist or someone that gives up easily. I know that the situation is not one that one would like, but that is where I need to bring out the best in me and be stronger.”
The Costa Rican has revealed that he feels great pride in representing Real and has praised the harmony within the squad as the club continue to compete for success both in the league and in Europe.
He continued: “For me it’s a privilege to be at Real Madrid and I try to prove day after day the reasons why they signed me. I have a great rapport with all my team-mates and the team welcomed me with open arms from the first day I got here.”
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are currently four points behind Barcelona in the La Liga table and are 3.80 to secure their 33 league title.
Los Blancos also face a Champions League quarter-final clash with rivals Atletico Madrid and they are 4.90 to retain their European crown.