Atletico’s Godin says it is hard to forget CL final in Lisbon

Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin on Wednesday recalled that it was “hard to forget” the Champions League final against cross-town football rivals Real Madrid two years ago in Lisbon, when he scored a goal but his side lost 1-4.

“In the season that followed it was hard to forget about that final; every player wants to make it to a final and win,” Godin said in an interview released on the UEFA website.

“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,” Godin admitted.

The Uruguayan defender pointed out that his side “will keep on fighting” to claim the title on Saturday against the same opponent in Milan.

Godin added that his side is now playing in another final and will have to use that experience to ensure what happened in the Lisbon final will not happen again.

–IANS

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