Despite not having both Robert Lewandowski (injury) and Serge Gnabry (coronavirus) available for the tie, Paris Saint-Germain’s Keylor Navas has warned that his side can't afford to make any mistakes against Bayern Munich. If they do, they’ll more than likely suffer the same fate the fell to last August in Lisbon, Portugal, losing the Champions League final 1-0 by virtue of a Kingsley Coman goal.
Of course, Navas is no stranger to facing Bayern in the Champions League knockout stages, having done so several times already with both Real Madrid and PSG.
In a recent interview with France Football (via PSG Talk), the Costa Rican keeper spoke about the game, saying, “Against them, no error is allowed. To win, we must not miss, we must show that we are present. Of course, we are human, so we can be overwhelmed sometimes, but I am convinced that with all our qualities, we have the weapons to win,” the Costa Rican keeper explained.
In the final back in August, PSG had their fair share on chances, but Manuel Neuer was in sensational form on the night and produced a number of fantastic saves to deny both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar on separate occasions. Navas was called into action just as much by Bayern’s attack, but there wasn’t much he could do to prevent Coman’s close range header from going in.
This time around, Navas might feel less worried due to the fact that both Lewandowski and Gnabry will miss the tie. Bayern could be forced to hand a start to former PSG striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, unless Hansi Flick decides to go a different route with his personnel selection.