The step forward this season of the Portuguese shows that he is the leader of a project that aims high again, to titles, with a Simeone who has managed to polish that pearl that came into his hands a little over a year ago.
El crecimiento exponencial que ha experimentado Joao Félix con el inicio de su segunda temporada en el Atlético de Madrid demuestra que ya no es un niño que venía a buscar suerte a la capital española, but he can be that leader who guides the mattress workers from now on for a long time.
His numbers show that he is exploding as a footballer and in fact places him as one of the most decisive players on the European scene today.. Because, Atlético does not lose rope in the bets on the Champions League, where I could compete again for the title, as it has been doing for years.
Even though, surely, before the irregular moment that Spanish football passes, with a Real Madrid and a FC Barcelona very unknown, Your best options to win a competition go through LaLiga Santander, emulating that historic tenth round in that competition in the season 2013-2014.
Until now, Joao has been the leader and the insignia of a team that has started standing out even above Madrid or Barça. Not only because of his goals in the League or Champions, to which should be added the many with their selection, but the sensations of a great player that transmits on the grass.
The Portuguese is no longer an irregular player who after a good game, is three without appearing, as the previous campaign happened, but every action he performs on the field has a positive meaning. Your unchecks, the constant contact with the ball and the very special way, at the same time easy, to watch combinative football, These are qualities that stand out in the figure of Joao Félix.
There is no doubt that part of this step forward has a lot to do with the learning that he has had with his coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, expert in filing these types of players and turning them into world references. El Cholo has been patient and has given him the necessary stimuli so that that child who arrived in the summer of 2019 from Benfica, with just one season in the elite, has become in this time in the great red and white inspiration, leaving Antoine Griezmann completely forgotten, like so many others who left before the French.
And all this has been achieved with little more than one season at the club and only 21 years, which shows that Joao Félix is a player of the future who must be taken into account and placed close to the figures that are supposed to fight in the future for the Ballon d'Or, people like they could be Kylian Mbappé, Jadon Sancho, Erling Haaland or Leroy Sané.