Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin believes previous experience does not matter in cup finals, but what you do on the day.
The Uruguayan, 32, is in his eighth season with Los Rojiblancos and played in several finals, although he claims having played in these games will not count for much in the Europa League final against Marseille in Lyon.
“All games and finals are different and even playing in them before doesn’t help you win without playing,” Godin told a pre-match Press conference.
“What matters is what goes on in your head, heart and legs, so we must be ready for the obstacles we’ll be presented with and play the best possible game.
“We have a group of players that has grown permanently and maintains consistency, which has led us to improve individually.”
Atleti Vice-captain Godin was asked what he knew about the opposition.
“We’ve seen Marseille and they have midfielders who play a very direct and intense game, with good players on the wings who can make a difference.
“It all depends on how we work collectively, as that’s what we rely on, both in defence and attack. We will try to hurt them because we have the players to match them,” he added.