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Champions League Final: Atletico Defender Godin Finds It Difficult To Forget Lisbon Final Against Real Madrid

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DIego Godin

Taking a plunge down the memory lane, Atletico Madrid centre-back accentuated that it was very difficult to forget the heart wrenching 4-1 defeat against rivals Real Madrid in a high octane Champions League 2014 final in Lisbon.

In an interview released by UEFA website Godin said, ‘’In the following season it was really difficult to forget about that final, every player wants to make their way to a final and finally win it.’’

“But the disappointment was relieved a bit because we’d had such a great season, becoming Spanish league champions — a very important achievement for the club and for us,” he explained.

“But of course since that final we’ve always said that it’s still our dream to win that trophy, and we don’t hide that, we say that openly because that’s what we want,” he added.

The iconic defender asserted that the Atletico squad has potential enough to the clinch the title this time round and the players are determined to fight till the end in the Champions League title clash against their cross-town rivals on Saturday .

The Uruguay defender concluded that the team needs to learn from past experiences and work accordingly to turn the tables the tables this time around.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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