Godin happy to see Barca crowned La Liga champions


Atletico Madrid star Diego Godin was happy to see the Catalans lift the La Liga title for a second straight season rather their city rivals Real Madrid claiming the title. Both Barca and Real won their last match of the La Liga season which saw the the defending champions stay one point clear of their arch rivals.

“If Barcelona win the league it hurts less, because our city rivals are Real Madrid,” the Uruguayan told COPE on Monday.

“I have a lot of respect for Real Madrid, I do not hate them or anything, but I always want to beat them.”

Godin also commented on the UEFA Champions League final and he was rooting for a Atleti win aand to avenge the loss at the hands of the Los Blancos couple of years back.

“We have learned a lot from the Lisbon game. We know very well how we have to play against Real Madrid and recent results are encouraging,” he said.

“We will lay out a very tactical, very physical game and I think it will be decided by a very small margin.”

Although the two Madrid club will not lift the Spanish league title but they will have the opportunity to be crowned the European champions on the 28th of May. The last time the two sides faced off in the final of UEFA Champions League in 2012 the Real Madrid side staged a miraculous comeback after a 93rd minute equalizer from current captain Sergio Ramos brought them back in the game and eventually saw them won the final by 4-1 in extra time.

LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 24:  Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid scores during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid at The Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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