Diego Godin has called on his Atletico Madrid teammates to improve after the 4-0 Champions League thrashing at Borussia Dortmund. The 32-year-old was left frustrated after Los Rojiblancos’ bright start to the game in Germany ended with their worst defeat under Diego Simeone as Dortmund won the Group A clash with ease.
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Axel Witsel’s first-half goal separated the sides with less than 20 minutes remaining, before Raphael Guerreiro scored his first of the night and then rounded things off in the final minute after Jadon Sancho made it 3-0 on 83 minutes.
Uruguay international Godin was unhappy with the way Atletico surrendered late in the game and feels the side can improve in all aspects of their play.
“We were in control of the game and then when they scored, it changed and they were very efficient,” he told Marca.
“We could not take our chances despite playing creating them and playing well, but we cannot say this is down to misfortune. When things are not going well we need to recognise that we need to improve both individually and collectively, because this is not enough.
“We are now in a place where first place in the group is a very tall objective, we must win the return match and depend on other results.”