The defender of the Uruguayan team, Diego Godín, said that his arrival at Vélez Sarsfield is because he loves “soccer” and has the goal of “contributing a lot” to the Professional Soccer League (LPF) and the Copa Libertadores de América .
In this sense, the former soccer player from Atlético Mineiro in Brazil expressed: “I come because I love soccer. I want to be well. I know that I can contribute a lot in Vélez and Vélez can give me a lot. As I said, with desire and with a short and medium term goal which is the World Cup”.
After his arrival in Buenos Aires, the 36-year-old defender said: “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.”
In this way, he trained this morning at the Villa Olímpica de Vélez with his new teammates and tomorrow he will give a press conference. “From the physical point of view, he had had a little patellar tendinitis, that had been dragging him, which had been causing quite a struggle,” he lamented about his physical condition.
“Last month I played a game,” he explained and that is how he is in doubt for the first leg of the Libertadores round of 16 against River: “I had been standing 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 said.
“Vélez is going to help me a lot at this point in my career, which is my last war. Now the important thing is day to day, and being physically well”, he pointed out and, finally, concluded: “I’m 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 a coach. I know what we can contribute, it is a young team, with a lot of heart, a lot of paw”.