Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin Happy to Take Over as Captain


Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is proud to be the club’s new captain, admitting that he drew interest from several clubs this summer, according to ESPN FC.

“I am happy and proud, and above all, I feel a lot of responsibility wearing the armband of this team, with teammates I’ve been working together with for so long, and the coaches too,” Godin said at a news conference at the Lillekulla Stadium.

While Godin denied that he had agreed to a new contract with Atletico until June 2021, he did acknowledge that he drew interest from other clubs.

“I’ve not renewed my contract,” Godin said, according to beinSPORTS. “I’ve rejected many offers to stay here, for personal reasons, but I have not renewed.”

“It is clear that the Champions League is the great dream of everyone at this club,” Godin said. “This season we aim to keep improving, like we do every year. We are preparing well, with new teammates who will improve the team and make us stronger. We are very optimistic, very excited, for sure.”