Diego Godin

Rate the player

  • 10 - Will be one of the absolutely best players in the history of the game (think Meazza, Matheus)

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  • 4 - Below average, not a disaster, but would be better if we didn't sign him in the first place

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  • 3 - Anonymous player who will never be remembered through the fact nobody expected anything from him

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  • 2 - Close to a useless player, who will add nothing to the team besides filling the CL quota

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Forzanerazzurri

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I read this morning that he has asked Inter to terminate his contract so he can return to Atletico Madrid.

Quite frankly, if he does not want to be here and feels that he is not an ideal fit for Conte's system then we should fuck him off.

You're making quite an assumption based on a poorly sourced rumor.
 

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Honestly if he wants to leave, we should let him go. His contribution isnt significant enough to be the second highest paid player in the team.
 

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Well that would be quite a catastrophic for our defence because we would have to head to market for CB then. Defence is the only part in our squad where we have some kind of depth. No fucking way we should release him now.
 

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I'm ok with getting rid of him. He's not been great for us, kind of like a Ranocchia on steroids (plays well then brainfarts). We obviously need to have a good replacement lined up to consider letting him go - but the substantial savings on his wages alone can go a long way to covering that.
 

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Shouldn't have let Miranda leave.

I don't quite believe in this rumor. However, I think that our defence line has been terrible (compared to previous seasons). I suspect it has more to do with Conte's system than the defenders themselves.
 

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We didn't let Miranda leave, we terminated his contract.
 

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Shouldn't have let Miranda leave.

I don't quite believe in this rumor. However, I think that our defence line has been terrible (compared to previous seasons). I suspect it has more to do with Conte's system than the defenders themselves.

that would also explain why bastoni has looked good right off the bat: it's not just that he's a good defender, but also that he worked before with gasperini, another coach who uses the 3-men defensive system.


that said, godin has been unimpressive so far, at best. if he wanted to leave, i'd let him go, provided we could make at least 3-4 mil out of him.
 
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this aint FM, we arent getting a fee off of him.

If we were to get rid of him, I suspect it'd be a free transfer. The bright side is that we dont have to pay his wages anymore.
 

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Fabrizio Romano:

Godin to Atletico rumours, the reality

There have been serious rumours coming from Spain which suggested that Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan’s veteran defender Diego Godin is eager to return to his former club Atletico Madrid in the upcoming transfer window.

The Uruguay international joined the Milan-based club in the summer transfer window as a free-agent after spending nine seasons with the Los Rojiblancos.

Regarding the latest rumours, there is seem to be no substance behind it because of more than one reason.

To begin with, Atletico’s coach Diego Simeone is unpleased with the noise of re-signing a player who just left the club less than six months ago.

Other than him, the Spanish club’s hierarchy is not entirely keen on bringing Godin back as well as they are trying to start a new chapter in the club’s history where more attack-minded football will be on display.

The player himself is not aware from the source of those rumours as he is happy with his choice and is convinced with the project he is currently involved in.

Therefore, it can be concluded in the view of everything which is mentioned above that the rumours of Godin eyeing a move back to Spain are entirely baseless.
https://www.calciomercato.com/en/news/godin-to-atletico-rumours-the-reality-25186
 

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Well, we probably did bring Godin under false pretenses. We probably did not tell him that we'd go for Conte and that his role would be to be a side center back in a 3 man defence.
 

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Well, we probably did bring Godin under false pretenses. We probably did not tell him that we'd go for Conte and that his role would be to be a side center back in a 3 man defence.

They giving us money? We are not a charity... they can take him if they take Rano as well
 

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If Inter knew how good Bastoni would be, they probably wouldn't have made a deal in the first place. Still, hard to believe he wants to leave for tactical reasons since he was the 3rd CB to compete Conte's back 3.

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Well, we probably did bring Godin under false pretenses. We probably did not tell him that we'd go for Conte and that his role would be to be a side center back in a 3 man defence.

He probably thought it would be a piece of cake and no working hard like under Simeone. I bet Miranda told him that. Then Conte came and make him work harder than under Simeone.
 

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He probably thought it would be a piece of cake and no working hard like under Simeone. I bet Miranda told him that. Then Conte came and make him work harder than under Simeone.

Training regimes in Spain under any coach are quite lighter than those of Italy, so that definitely did not happen no matter who the coach at Atletico is.

If a player wants to have a more relaxing training session at a top level he should go to the PL. If he wants vacations he can go to the MLS.
 

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No way Godin was misled by Inter. If he assumed we played with a back 4, then he willingly signed as a backup to skriniar and de vrij.

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Training regimes in Spain under any coach are quite lighter than those of Italy, so that definitely did not happen no matter who the coach at Atletico is.

If a player wants to have a more relaxing training session at a top level he should go to the PL. If he wants vacations he can go to the MLS.

Then you are probably wrong about being misled.
 

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No way Godin was misled by Inter. If he assumed we played with a back 4, then he willingly signed as a backup to skriniar and de vrij.

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I didn't say that though. I said false pretenses. He definitely accepted to be a rotation player with Skriniar and De Vrij around, but in a role he was familiar with. Now we are pretty much using him as a right sided center back in a 3 man defence. That's something you tell a player you are bringing over.

With Alexis Sanchez we probably said that he's going to be fighting for a spot up front with Lautaro, Lukaku and Politano. If we started using him to the WB spot he'd be pissed, no?
Imagine telling Alexis Sanchez he's going to be playing WBL in a 3-5-2 if he signs with us. He won't even consider you. But if we do play him there because that's the only place we can slot him in, he has every right to be upset and feel fooled.
 

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I would think that Godin was aware of a few tactical possibilities before he signed. I'll maintain that he signed here knowing he would be playing most games, and if he wasn't, then why would he be offered that salary? He was an everyday player at Atletico last season, so it would surprise me if he chose Inter of all teams to be a rotational player.

As a right sided CB he is still in his area of strength and it's definitely not as extreme as the example of Alexis at LWB.

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It's a completely different position man even if the space occupied seems the same.
You become a lateral defender instead of a man marker, or more simply instead of a center back.
 
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