Simeone praises João Félix: “It’s the ideal tournament for him”

Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, has been full of praise for his Portuguese star, João Félix after his display vs Ghana on Thursday evening. Felix operated in a front 3 alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, as Portugal edged Ghana in a dramatic 3-2 victory.

After his £109M switch from Benfica in 2019, Simeone has failed to optimise Felix’s talent and has often benched Atletico Madrid’s record signing. The forward has only started 5 of 13 games this season in LaLiga. There has been talk of a potential exit for the forward as early as January.

Simeone however, who is in Doha at the World Cup, has hailed Felix stating : “I saw him very well. It’s an ideal tournament for him, short, where you see the beauty, the speed, where you fall in love with players like him. He played with a lot of personality, playing in accordance with what the team needed and he played a part in the three goals.” (MARCA)

Mark Marston | GWFN

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