Why hasn’t Joao Félix finished shining at Atlético de Madrid? The Portuguese footballer was facing his third season in the ranks of the rojiblanco club, and despite the fact that the vast majority agree that he is an exceptional footballer, he has not yet managed to string together months of good football in the mattress fiefdom.
An obvious reason is his broken relationship with Cholo Simeone. The Argentine has given him a multitude of jabs at a press conference over the years, criticizing his commitment on the pitch. It is true that he is a footballer who enjoys attacking much more than defending, and his attitude at times of matches does not fit at all with a game philosophy like that of Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid.
It is also true that physical problems have been another impediment for the Portuguese, because every time he managed to start an important scoring streak or good football, a muscle injury took him away from the pitch for several games.
Although the main cause of his lack of performance is that Joao is perfectly designed to be the star of an offensive team, of a team that insists on attacking, on having the ball, on playing colorful football. It is true that this Atleti on many occasions takes command of the matches but the Portuguese needs his team to always be the one to take the initiative.
It is for this last circumstance that from 90min we approve the transfer of Joao to Chelsea from Graham Potter. The English coach stands out for being a coach who asks his footballers to come out with the ball played, to reach the offensive field with quick touches and there to expand and make way for magic.
In principle we would talk about a scheme in which Joao Félix would fit perfectly, in an attacking interior position behind the striker. It is also a demarcation that exists in this London team when it comes out with a defense of three.
The wingers (Cucurella and Reece James) take care of the entire band, while the striker is usually supported by two players a bit further back (Sterling, Mason Mount, Pulisic…). In this position of support for the striker, a Joao Félix who seeks to find himself in a club in low hours could fit perfectly.
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