joao felix He is already a Chelsea footballer until June. The footballer thus fulfills his wish to leave Atlético, although as it is a loan without any type of purchase option, he will have to return in the summer and with a contract until 2027. Before that, the Portuguese will have a few months to claim himself in the Premier. His wish was to stop working under Simeone’s orders. The relationship between the coach and the player has not been easy at any time since their paths joined in July 2019 and now it has been a break of at least five months.
During these three and a half years, the coach has given him confidence intermittently, although he has always defended that when João has been good, he has put him on the field and has given him gallons. The forward believes that he has deserved more and that, on the other hand, the coach’s style of play does not allow him to exploit his virtues. In total, João Félix has played 131 matches (84 as a starter and 47 as a substitute), He has scored 34 goals and has given 16 assists. The Portuguese has not lived up to the expectations generated when Atlético bought him from Benfica for 127 million euros and the debate revolves around who has more responsibility for this disappointment.