Healthy João Félix says he can reach level of Mbappé, Haaland

João Félix believes a yr with out accidents may see him enter the “greatest younger participant in Europe” dialogue alongside Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland.

The Portuguese star has suffered a quantity of irritating accidents throughout his time at Atlético Madrid and has did not make the sort of impression he would really like. He nonetheless believes there’s time to alter that and turn out to be one of the very best on the earth.

“I can get there [at the level of Mbappé and Haaland],” he mentioned throughout an interview with TNT Sports activities. “I haven’t proven my greatest but. In the previous few years, I’ve had accidents and I haven’t had a full yr with out accidents.

“Once I do get a yr with out accidents, I can struggle for a spot there [with Mbappé and Haaland].”

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The 21-year-old underwent ankle surgical procedure in the course of the summer time to alleviate ache that had troubled him for over six months. He began this season sidelines however has slowly labored his manner into health. And within the final two video games, he has proven how good he can be when wholesome.

Félix performed 50 minutes towards AC Milan and primarily modified the sport when he got here on with Atlético trailing. Then he began and starred towards Barcelona throughout a 2-0 win on the Wanda Metropolitano earlier than the worldwide break.

Diego Simeone has been delighted with the shape of Atlético’s most-expensive signing ever.

“I preferred João lots the opposite day too, that’s why he began. We anticipate him to play like he did within the first half, he’s a participant who has the potential to turn out to be an actual nice, that’s what we’d like from him.

“When the primary half ended, I went over to João and advised him, ‘that’s what it is advisable to do’,” he mentioned after the Barcelona recreation.

The younger attacker is glad too, however defined he wants to begin changing probabilities.

“I used to be good, however I would like a objective,” he mentioned after the sport. “I believe folks loved it, however I need to stick with it like that.”

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