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Keyor Navas praised for World Cup showing by team-mate

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Costa Rica's Celso Borges praised Keylor Navas after their side made it through to the quarter finals of the World Cup, according to Goal.com.

Navas has been one of best 'keepers at the tournament so far and has surprised many with his impressive performances. Costa Rica topped Group D and without Navas in goal this might not have happened.

He has only conceded two goals in the tournament so far, with only one of them being scored in the group stages, leading to him even being linked with Arsenal and Liverpool.

Pleasing performances

Borges was delighted with his 'keeper after his fine display against Greece on Sunday in the last 16. He made a fine save to deny Theofanis Gekas in the penalty shoot out which saw them go through to face Holland in the quarter finals.

Borges said: "I think he was born on Mars or Venus or something. He's fantastic, he has given us so much. He's a leader on and off the pitch.

"With his saves we will always get second chances. He's a great person and he deserves all this. I've known him for quite a long time, he's awesome."

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Navas will hope to continue his good form as the tournament continues and he will be key if Costa Rica are going to progress any further. Borges also admitted that what they have achieved in Brazil hasn't sunk in yet and he hopes they can continue to perform well.

"Until we get home, which I hope is not anytime soon, we're not going to realise what we've done," he said.

"Right now we just see it as game, game, game, so we don't have time to say, 'Look what we've done'. We can't fall into that comfort zone."

Costa Rican underdogs

Both Holland and Costa Rica are unbeaten but the Dutch will go into the game as clear favourites. However Borges believes his side could win but they will have to play at their best.

"Why not? It could happen. If we work like this it could happen, but if we think we've done enough and just go on, we're going to lose - Holland doesn’t forgive you in any sense. But it's a new challenge, and it could happen," he concluded.

Costa Rica struggled with their fitness in the extra time period of their game against Greece and they will have to improve if they are going to beat Holland. The Dutch will punish any sort of mistake and if they game does go to extra time players like Arjen Robben will run riot against sides that have no energy left in the tank.

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