Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin says they're now superior to Real Madrid.

Godin insists Atletico are now the city's top dogs.

"Now Madrid is in our shadow, for we have won five titles in recent years and this is very hard to accomplish," he told reporters.

"We went out twice as champions of the Europa League, a tournament that might not be at the level of the Champions League, but it gives prestige to the club and to the players.

"The fans are thankful for Atletico's titles, which ultimately is the most important thing."

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