Godin: Great relationship with Suarez

Diego Godin insists there’s no ill-feeling between himself and Luis Suarez after Atletico Madrid beat Barcelona in the Champions League.

The pair are teammates with Uruguay but Suarez appeared to swing an arm at Godin when jostling for the ball, but the Atletico centre-back has said that any altercation was left on the field.

“So everyone is calm, the truth is, Luis and I have a great relationship. We’re friends and of course, after the match, we talked and greeted each other,” Godin said in a Twitter Q and A, AS reports.

“The black eye is something that happens in football when there are two players who defend their shirt to the death. We’ll get together for the national team and both fight for Uruguay. Everything is more than good.”

Godin will be up against another pal in midweek when Atleti go to Athletic Bilbao looking to keep up the pressure on La Liga leaders Barca, with Raul Garcia in the home squad.

“It’s a tough game against a great opponent which will make things very difficult in a great stadium. We’ll do our utmost to take the game forward and remain up there,” Godin said of the fixture, to be played at San Mames.

“It’s always special on the pitch against a friend but for the 90 minutes of the match everyone defends their team and their interests. Then, you continue as friends as usual and talk as you do normally. Everyone tries their best for their team and to win the game.”

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