Diego Godín had his first training session in Vélez

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“I want to get to work, get well, get to that moment in the best possible way, competing in Vélez and helping the team, which is what I want now,” he said. the 36-year-old defender who trained at the Vélez Olympic Village with his new colleagues and this Thursday afternoon, with a time to be confirmed, he will hold a press conference.

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Diego Godín had his first training session in Vélez

“From the physical I had had a little patellar tendinitis, that one had been dragging her, that she had been giving quite a fight. And the last month I played a game “, he detailed about the inconveniences he suffered and they have him in doubt for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores round of 16 against River.

“I had been unemployed in Brazil for about 15 days. I came to the National Team, and I also played a game. I come with a lot of desire to get well. Now I will arrive at the club, I will speak with the Cacique (DT Alexander Medina) and we will see there, “he anticipated.

Diego Godin’s career

  • Hill 2002-06
  • National 2006-07
  • Villarreal (Spain) 2007-10
  • Atletico Madrid (Spain) 2010-19
  • Inter (Italy) 2019-20
  • Cagliari (Italy) 2020-22
  • Atletico Mineiro (Brazil) 2022
  • Velez (Argentina) 2022
  • Uruguay national team 2005-22

Diego Godín, a referent of South American football

The central defender is a benchmark in South American football, with the ribbon captain in the Uruguayan national team and the title of the America’s Cup 2011 in Argentina to his credit.

Furthermore, Diego Godín is one of the idols of Atletico Madrid, with which he won the Spanish League, the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup between 2013 and 2014, and also the Europa League twice (2012 and 2018) and the European Super Cup (2012 and 2018).

In his last stint at Atlético Mineiro, he won the Mineiro Championship and the Brazilian Super Cup, but without so much filming on the field of play.

“Vélez is going to help me a lot at this point in my career, which These are my last wars. Now the important thing is the day to day, and to be well physically”, aimed.

“I am looking for continuity and I know “Cacique” Medina and his coaching staff, I know how they work, beyond the friendship we have had for many years, before he was coach. I know what we can contribute, it is a young team, with a lot of heart, a lot of leg”, concluded the center-back.

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