Godin: Defending is just my job

Diego Godin insists his ‘job is to defend’ following praise relating to his performance in the Europa League semi-final victory over Arsenal.

The Uruguayan was magnificent as Diego Simeone’s side advanced through to the final against Marseille later this month in a 2-1 aggregate victory over The Gunners.

“My job is to defend and to organise others,” Godin told BeIn Sports.

“Tonight we were able to defend well but I only want to speak about us collectively and not individually and tonight the work rate was very important.

“Our concentration was really strong and we helped each other out but our performance was well-balanced because we also had a danger in attack.

“We have always said we want to win another European trophy this season and we have the same attitude as in the Champions League, these competitions are on the same importance.

“We know we are capable of winning the final and we hope our fans, who were magnificent tonight, will show again why they are the best in the world.”

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