Atletico Madrid finished the 2021/22 La Liga season in 3rd position behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Los Rojiblancos will be disappointed with the season as they could not push for defending their La Liga crown.
The club will look to replicate the success from the 2020/21 season and march towards the league title. Luis Suarez was instrumental in the league triumph and Atletico Madrid will hope for similar heroics from Joao Felix this time around.
However, the Portuguese star has failed to live up to the expectations and the price tag with which he arrived. The 22-year-old has not produced the numbers that he anticipated when signed by Benfica. Joao Felix has not been a regular fixture on Diego Simeone’s side due to his inconsistency.
The forward has failed to adapt to the style of play employed by Atletico Madrid and often looks lackluster on the field. However, Simeone will hope to get the best out of the player this season.
Atletico Madrid paid a whopping fee for Joao Felix
Benfica received a generous €126 million for Joao Felix in 2019 from Atletico Madrid. Los Rojiblancos splashed the cash in a hope of receiving one of the most lucrative prospects in the world. The Portuguese international was intended to replace Antoine Griezmann, however, the player has not provided the returns on the huge investment.
Although there are positive signs for the club ahead of the new season. Joao Felix has started well in the pre-season and played really well against Manchester United. The Portuguese international scored the only goal of the match and the performance was hailed by everyone.
Felix said after the game that:
“I always try to do better, if this will be my year, I don’t know, we don’t know the future. I’m sure I’ll grow more and I’m happy, I have a calm head and when that’s the case, things come naturally. I’m starting my fourth year and I’m very happy, working to help the team and bring joy to the club and the Atletico fans.”
The Portuguese international is looking forward to the season and hopes to bring success to Atletico. Hopefully, the club will get to see the player they thought they had bought this season in Joao Felix!!
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