Saturday May 2 2020
Godin rules out Atleti return

Diego Godin has ruled out ever returning to Atletico Madrid as a player and is now focused on his ‘new and different experience’ at Inter.

A report ran by Spanish website last month claimed Atleti boss Diego Simeone was keen on a reunion with Godin, given his struggles in holding down a place in Inter’s defence.

However, the 34-year-old said during a live Instagram broadcast: “Lots of people have asked me, but I’ve done my time at Atletico.

“It was the best spell of my sporting life without a shadow of a doubt, at least it is so far.

“But my time as an Atletico player is over, I’ve turned the page. I’m living a new experience here at Inter.

“It’s a different experience, I’m growing and learning new things. I won’t go back to Atletico as a player, that’s for sure.

“We’ll see if I do in a different capacity, who knows, but I’ll certainly remain an Atletico Madrid fan forever.”

The Uruguayan then gave his opinion on the Scudetto race, with the Nerazzurri behind Juventus and Lazio.

“Juve have a huge squad and have lost very few games. When they take a small advantage, it’s really difficult to overturn it because they almost always win with great authority.

“I don’t know how Lazio will come back, but they were on an incredible run before the season stopped.

“I don’t know how many games they played without losing, but they have some incredible players and they’ll definitely fight all the way.”