Michael Dawson threw some blame on Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Keylor Navas after Bernando Silva scored past him yesterday. The Reds and the champions played out a 1-1 draw at the City Ground, with Dawson watching the game for Soccer Saturday.
Navas was a shock signing made by Forest on transfer deadline day. The PSG goalkeeper was a target for the club from the moment Dean Henderson got injured and with hours remaining of the window, they got their man.
The 36-year-old made his debut against Leeds earlier this month. He was named Man of the Match in that game, making several fine saves during a 1-0 win for the Reds.
Last week at Fulham, he was again in decent form. He was unable to do anything about the goals that the Cottagers scored but he did make a few more decent stops.
Yesterday, throughout the game he made some good saves too. Dawson has thrown blame in his direction for the goal, however, despite Bernando Silva scoring from serious distance.
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He told Soccer Saturday: “I’m going to question the goalie, it comes through an awful lot of bodies but it doesn’t go in the corner of the goal.
“He’s got to save that, for me. It’s a great strike but it’s in the centre of the goal and when he sees that back I think he’s going to be disappointed.”
Dawson thinks Navas will be disappointed after Bernardo Silva goal
This seems awfully harsh. The shot comes through lots of bodies and Navas actually has Joe Worrall in his way when Silva strikes the ball with some pace.
Navas tries his very best to get the effort but it’s high, it’s swirling and in truth, the Costa Rica international doesn’t really see it.
Dawson doesn’t have the hindsight of being at the game. There were certainly very few spectators that handed Navas any blame for the goal and he helped the team massively in the second half.
The former centre-back has perhaps got this one wrong. Thankfully, Navas gave him no other reason to be negative in the second half as he led Forest to a memorable point.