After 100 days of Joao Felix in Rojiblanco, we break down his achievements or failures. Let’s see whether it was worth paying 120 Million euros for Joao.
Atletico officials were devastated after Antoine’s departure.
After five years, Antoine Griezmann left Atletico Madrid in summer. In the summer of 2018, French player posted video series about his contract and decision related to the future. By that time, Griezmann said that he loved Atletico and decided to stay in Madrid. Unfortunately for Los Rojiblancos fans, a French attacker joined Barcelona in summer. Atletico officials followed few starlets in summer. The representatives could come up with a rising start – Joao Felix. In a race with Manchester United and Real Madrid, Los Rojiblancos officials could win and signed Portuguese starlet.
Gil Marin is happy and confident in Joao
Atletico’s CEO, Gil Marin, insists that Joao is still young, but he is an up-and-coming star. CEO is happy with Joao’s 100 days. Gil Marin said that the Portuguese still has to show world-class performance in the future.
Joao Felix started pre-season with high hopes. After two friendly matches, Diego Simeone was pleased with the starlet. And then we saw Felix’s performance against Real Madrid in New Jersey Derby. Nineteen years Old Portuguese did everything to demolish Real Madrid defense, and he was successful. Joao scored a goal and gave two assists to Diego Costa. After the match against Real Madrid, everyone was talking about Joao Felix and his skills. Felix was good enough to attract attention from the world media.
Big competitions started, and Joao is missing
After an excellent pre-season, Joao went missing during the big tournaments. LaLiga Santander and Champions League started in August and we can’t see the real face of Joao Felix. The first two matches were against Getafe and Leganes in La Liga, and Felix could not play well.
There was significant pressure on Joao against Real Madrid and Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano. Portuguese player could not score or even create a chance for scoring. Felix had such a poor performance that Simeone substituted him in both matches.
The physical condition of Joao Felix
Atletico’s coach, Diego Simeone, is a preacher of high pressure. Joao is in pure physical condition as he fails in high pressure strategy. That’s why Diego Simeone decided to substitute Joao in 8 from 10 official games.