João Félix starts the year in the best possible way. The Portuguese scored 5 goals and assisted 2 in the last 8 matches. So he participates in 7 goals. This is equivalent to what happened in 37 matches before 2022 (4 goals and 3 assists). His statistical record this season showed 8 goals and 5 assists, including 6 goals and 2 assists in 2022. Among the striker’s 6 achievements, one in the Champions League against Manchester United (1-1), his only goal in the competition this season, after 7 minutes Just from playing. But that’s not all: in 2022, Felix scores a goal every 99 minutes, which is roughly one goal per game! The shows that Atlético fans did not miss, who were chosen by the Player of the Month for February.
It’s not just the fans who have noticed the number 7 shape in Madrid. Diego Simeone is fully satisfied. The manager said in a press conference after the Real Betis match (win 1-3):People need time what we ask and ask him to do. He adds what he has and what he’s always had: goal, talent, one against one, vision of the game, speed, offensive and defensive action.” Qualities that could come in handy for Colchoneros when we see Manchester United’s defensive shortcomings, especially last Saturday against Tottenham.
His performance is not only for him, the Portuguese is a key element of the Atléti 2022 edition. As during his impressive 2018-2019 season, he scored 20 goals and provided 11 assists in 43 games for Benfica, the champions of this season. A great season for the 20-year-old at the time which allowed him to win the Golden Boy 2019 title.