Diego Godin announced today that he will definitely be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. He is set to join Inter and he was very emotional as he bid farewell to the club and its supporters.
“I’m a little nervous, much more than I am before a game. But I have called everyone here to inform you that these are my final days at the club. This isn’t just a club for me, it’s also been my family. It’s very hard to say goodbye.These are going to be my last days at Atletico Madrid. This is not just a club for me; it has been a family, a way of life, my home.”
When asked about why he is leaving now, Godin said: “To be simple, I am the captain of the team and have been here for many years. We have not reached an agreement to continue, so my stage here is over. The most beautiful cycle of my sporting career and my life is over. I would like to play here until I’m 40, but that is impossible. For me, the first has always been the club, this team, my teammates. We did not reach an agreement, so I have decided to leave. Nothing else.”
Not only is he the second most successful player in Atletico’s history with eight trophies, Godin was simply able to understand everything about Atletico. He has also been an essential piece of Diego Simeone’s puzzle, as they embarked on one of their most successful periods in their history.