Diego Godin believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player that separates Atletico and Real Madrid.
After winning their opening six La Liga games of the season, Diego Simeone's troops currently sit one place and two points above their city rivals in the table heading into Saturday's derby at the Santiago Bernabeu.
And Godin reckons his side would be equal to their more illustrious neighbours. were it not for the in-form 28-year-old.
“In Isco, Real have a player who can do something different and we have Diego Costa, David Villa, Koke and Arda who contribute a lot and provide resource to win games," the Uruguay international told Marca.
“Yet the most decisive player is Ronaldo, as he can win any game with his goals. Real are the favourites but we know how to win at the Bernabeu. Physically and technically we are in great condition.
“We arrive in the best way to tackle a derby. We have great confidence, we are playing well and scoring goals.”