Godin downplays talk of physical approach
Uruguay captain Diego Godin has talked down any suggestion that his side will take a physical approach to prevent Egypt’s key attacking threat Mohamed Salah from causing trouble in the World Cup opener tomorrow afternoon.
As the captain of the national team, Godin has been subject to many press conferences in recent weeks. Despite the varied questions he has been asked in this time, he did not take kindly to a particular line of questioning in a recent presser.
Following Salah’s unfortunate injury in the Champions League final at the hands of Sergio Ramos, Godin was asked if he would look to repeat the antics of his cross capital counterpart in the World Cup. Despite being a physical defender himself, the Atletico Madrid legend was almost offended by the question.
He responded, “I don’t think it’s pertinent. I don’t think anyone has bad will or tries to deliberately injure a player. These things happen in football unfortunately. That is a very inopportune question.”
“Salah is decisive but our preparation does not depend on the status of one player,” Godin added. “We’ve been preparing for a long time and are focused. We’ve thought about what we have to do and have taken precautions.”
Godin and Salah could potentially go head to head in direct competition in tomorrow’s game between Uruguay and Egypt which kicks off at 2PM Egyptian time.
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