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The reasons why Keylor started in the Champions League


Pochettino did not want to leave the Costa Rican as a substitute due to a question of status and the great goalkeeper in the last edition of the maximum continental competition.

"The decisions will go game by game for the benefit of the group."

This is how blunt Mauricio Pochettino was at a press conference in the previous Brujas-PSG (1-1) to refer to the ownership in the goal.

The Argentine gave the title to Keylor Navas in the first meeting of the Parisians in the Champions League, settling a debate that, surely, will last throughout the season.

The main reason Keylor started out in Bruges is because of status. According to



the Costa Rican has more than earned ownership in goal after an extraordinary performance in the Champions League last season. In fact, Pochettino left a hint to Donnarumma in the preview of yesterday's game against Bruges,

ensuring that all the players who sign for PSG know that they will have competition regardless of the line they reach.

Donnarumma, for his part, is still calmly waiting for the title and will not generate a conflict in the dressing room despite having arrived in Paris to play the entirety of the minutes. The Euro champion with Italy is aware that if his opportunity does not come now, it will come sooner rather than later, be it this season or next.

With no experience in the Champions League, the Italian does not yet have the status of Keylor, who has three European Cups under his belt and the Champions League is, without a doubt, his fetish competition.

Pochettino, however, remains cautious about the decisions he is going to make in the coming weeks in goal.

After the draw against Bruges, a game in which, by the way, Keylor Navas was the best PSG player, the Argentine stated that before Sunday's game against Lyon they will analyze the form of both Tico and Donnarumma to take a decision.

A competition that, surely, will be brought up every week depending on the goalkeeper who plays.

Source: elparis

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