Diego Pablo Simeone and Joao Félix put aside any quarrel, which of course they publicly deny. They appeared together in the preview of the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 that Atlético will play this Wednesday against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and they exchanged congratulations. The challenge, to overcome the 0-1 of the first leg, played in exile in Bucharest. Atlético trained today in Majadahonda and will not set foot in the ‘blues’ stadium until an hour and a half before the game.
Can the media noise weigh Joao Félix? The Argentine coach was questioned, who advanced that the Portuguese star will start with Luis Suárez. «He is a very important player, he has started the season at a very high level, giving a lot of quality to the attack, and we need him. All footballers go through different stages and more when they are young. We hope that he continues to grow, with the talent and the will to reach the place he aspires to, ”he replied.
He denied that the Portuguese pearl, 21, does not get involved in the defensive aspect. Even Joao Félix himself highlighted this aspect in his words. «I always look at the best footballers and they all have a collective work to be part of the team. Joao never lacked intention to do so, we commented on it in a Portugal game against France, that we had seen tremendous work on the left, because he has it. To grow to the place where he seeks to go, you have to be complete, because all footballers always work as a result of the team.
Did you convey the spirit of Anfield to them ?: «We are facing a team that is doing very well. He has never lost with the new coach, they are very strong at home, playing very well, with great game dynamics and tomorrow we have only one result, which is to win. We will try to take the game where we believe to reach the goal.
Suarez has not scored out for five years, Cholo was reminded. “It’s probably the right day for Luis to cut that streak,” he replied optimistically. It is very important for us, a forward with a lot of hierarchy and weight «. Chelsea vulnerable points? »I believe that they do not have weaknesses, but it is not yet known what will happen from a result against that they have not yet had. That remains in doubt until it happens.
Joao Félix: «My relationship with Cholo is very good, he always tries to help me»
Joao Félix assured in the preview of a key event against Chelsea that he was happy at Atlético and got along very well with Diego Pablo Simeone, despite the fact that he is not usually a starter or is one of those substituted. “I am happy here. There are phases that are not so good, perhaps it is one of them, and I am sure that I am going to pass it, “he said at a press conference this Tuesday.
Is the defensive work costing you ?: “At Benfica I had to defend, at the national team and here too, it’s something that needs to be done.”
Who was the celebration against Villarreal for ?: «I already put a post on Instagram that it was for Lodi. You like to talk about things you do not know and that is why it creates controversy ».
When and how did you decide that dedication to Lodi ?: “It was before the game, he was biting me, saying that he wasn’t scoring anyone and when I scored, I made the gesture for him.”
How is your relationship with Simeone ?: «She is very good, she always tries to help me and we are here to help each other».
Do you lack the will ?: «I don’t know, the truth is that talent does not come without will. We have many examples of very talented players who lacked something to reach the top and I don’t want to be one of them, that’s why I try to put my talent and my will to the team.
Has your time come ?: «It has to be every game, in the Champions League, in the Cup, in the League, and we have always been a very good group, not individually, for an incredible group and so we have to enter tomorrow and so we leave”.
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