Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone emphasized how important Joao Felix is for the Wanda Metropolitano. The Argentine stated Joao “is the player we want” in a post UCL match interview.
The Los Rojiblancos lost their second leg of the Champions League last 16 against Chelsea last Wednesday. Trailing 1-0 after the first leg, Atletico went to Stamford Bridge in the hopes of salvaging a win with Felix in their ranks.
Felix’s last minute effort against Mendy was too little too late for Atletico. The Madrid based club suffered a 3-0 defeat on aggregate subsequently and Simeone could not help but praise his player’s efforts.
The 50-year-old coach conveyed about the young Portuguese prodigy, “Tonight was Joao Felix’s best game for the club, this is the player we want.”
🥋 Kárate Kid 🅶🅾🅻
✨ @joaofelix70 ✨
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) January 24, 2021
Diego had high hopes on the Atletico number seven which he expressed in the pre match conference at London. The Atletico coach stated, “Joao is a very important player, he started the season at a very high level, we need that player.”
Atletico after Felix’s emergence
Joao Felix has joined the Los Indios on a €126M fees from SL Benfica, back in 2019. Ever since the Portuguese prodigy joined the Spanish club, his part in the club has been integral. There have been significant improvements in the attacking prowess the Madrid side has shown with Joao Felix.
The 21-year-old player managed to score ten goals and put up four assists for his team this season. Atletico are the current league leaders in La Liga and Felix played a big part in this achievement.
/ 3 hours ago
The game of basketball is primarily considered a team sport. Yet, a few flashes...
/ 14 hours ago
Watch Copa America 2021 Colombia vs Ecuador Reddit Soccer Streams: Game Preview, Bold Prediction, Odds, Picks, Team News, Facts
The South American soccer festival is back after a single-year delay because of the...
/ 14 hours ago
Watch Copa America 2021 Brazil vs Venezuela Reddit Soccer Streams: Game Preview, Bold Prediction, Odds, Picks, Team News, Facts
The much anticipated Copa America 2021 is finally here and we can’t wait to...
/ 16 hours ago
Copa America 2020, or popularly known as Copa America 2021 is the Elite International...