Joao Felix would be better suited to live in Barcelona, ​​said Portuguese international colleague. Joao Mario, while the Italian system Atletico believes that it creates problems for the talented 20-year-old striker.

Talented Joao Felix would be better suited at Barcelona

Joao Felix would be better suited to life at Barcelona, ​​said Portuguese international colleague. Joao Mario, while the Italian system Atletico believes that it creates problems for the talented 20-year-old striker. The giants of La Liga invested heavily in the owner of the Golden Boy in 2019 when they seduced him from Benfica in a deal worth €126 million (£113 million/$143 million). Big things were expected from the youth in Spain, and its potential is evident to everyone. However, Felix collected just six goals and three assists for Atletico in his debut campaign at Wanda Metropolitano. Questions asked about his suitability for Rojiblancos. At the same time, Diego Simeone advocates defensive thinking. So Joao Mario admits that Barca’s ball game philosophy would be better suited to a highly regarded fellow countryman.

The pressure for him would be more at Barca

The winner of Euro 2016, who is currently on the books of the Moscow Lokomotiv. He said in an interview: Atletico is one of those teams that, seeing from the side, are very well developed as if it were an Italian team playing in Spain. Of course, the transition from Benfica, which represents 80% of the game in an organized attack, to Atletico. With even higher pressure because of the price, challenging from adaptation. “While, for example, in Barcelona, ​​of course, the pressure was would be more, but the style of play would be more appropriate.” Assuming that Felix might have made the wrong career challenge, Joao Mario recently spoke of his quality.

Mario immediately noticed him while training

He told reporters in September 2019: “The first time I trained with him, I immediately noticed him; there are players who I like to watch the game, and Joao Felix is ​​one of them”. The transfer fee that is paid for the player does not affect us during the game. You try to remove yourself from this factor as much as possible. Still, it’s apparent that you know the investments that were made and want to return them, In the case of Joao Felix, It’s natural to talk about weight expectations, but if you buy a player for such an amount when he 19, you can’t expect the boy to be the salvation of all problems. “Felix can count on continuing to take valuable lessons from those around him with the club and the country.

Atletico boasts a star cast in Spain, entire trips to Portugal take along with the five-time winner of the Ballon d ‘Or Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus superstar remains a source of inspiration for team-mates of any age: Joao Mario, 27, is still studying with an illustrious colleague. He added: “Playing with Cristiano is very stimulating. “He makes you try to be better anyway and makes you think, ‘if Cristiano, at 35 and winning everything, still wants to be better, why shouldn’t I try always to improve?'”