Godin: Jackson will start scoring

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has backed club teammate Jackson Martinez to rediscover his scoring touch as he prepares to face the striker on the international stage.

The Uruguay international centre-back will take on the Colombian forward when their national teams meet for a World Cup qualifier at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo on Wednesday.

"He came in from a different type of football, from a different club, which plays in a different way," Godin said of the former Porto star, who only has one goal for Los Rojiblancos in seven appearances.

"He's adapting to the team, to what Atletico Madrid requires, and when he's ready I'm sure he'll score goals."

Godin will not only come up against his current teammate when Los Cafeteros come to town, but will also have to deal with former Atleti star Radamel Falcao, and he is wary of the entire Colombian team.

"At the moment [Falcao is] looking for that confidence he had before his injury," Godin added of the Chelsea striker. "He's at a big club and he'll get a run of games and then the goals will come.

"Everything about Colombia concerns us. Possession is a traditional strength they have. We're playing one of the best teams in South America, who have been together for many years.

"They have experience, a great coaching set-up, and they'll ask a lot of us, looking to box us in and take their chances in attack. They are very strong up front. Uruguay on the other hand are more direct, more route one."

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