João Felix is likely to start for the first time since joining Barcelona.
Barcelona’s source “Barsa Universal” said on the 13th (Korea Standard Time), “Felix can start against Real Betis this weekend for the first time since his transfer to Barcelona.” This will depend on the injury status of Ilkai Gundoan. “If both Pedri and Gundoan fail to play, Gabi will be placed in the midfield and Felix can play on the left,” he said.
According to the media, Felix recently said after the match between Portugal and Luxembourg, “It’s convenient to play on the left side. I’ve played that position a few times, and Xavi Hernandez will try to put me in that position.”
Felix said, “I feel good and confident in Barcelona. He didn’t have much time to play at the beginning of the season, but he is in good condition. I’m ready to get off to a strong start at Barcelona. I’m here to help the team,” he said.
Felix left Benfica for Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019. At the time, Atletico was looking for a replacement for Antoine Griezmann, and recruited Felix, who was doing well on the Portuguese stage, for 127 million euros (about 182.9 billion won).
Until the 2021-22 season, Felix did not make a bad move. He steadily gained opportunities to play and strengthened his position. However, the atmosphere in the first half of last season was unusual. Felix played in 12 matches in Spain’s La Liga before the World Cup break, but started only five times. Rumors of discord with head coach Diego Simeone have also been raised amid the situation of starting and replacing.
As a result, he left for Chelsea on loan through the transfer market in January. Felix added strength to Chelsea’s offense by scoring four goals in 16 English Premier League matches in the second half. However, Chelsea finished the season with a disappointing 12th place in the league. And while preparing for the season under new coach Mauricio Pochettino, Felix’s loan contract ended.소닉카지노
Felix is signed by Atletico until the summer of 2027. However, after returning, the atmosphere is getting closer to breaking up. Felix gave up his back number seven to Griezmann.
“Felix recently gave Antoine Griezmann his back number seven,” Spain’s Football Espana said. And I trained with youth academy players in pre-season training.”
In the midst of this, Felix made a bombshell remark. According to Fabrizio Romano, a transfer market expert, Felix said in mid-July, “Barcelona has always been my first choice. I want to join Barcelona. “It’s been a dream since childhood, and if this comes true, it’s literally a dream come true,” he claimed.
In the end, he decided to go to Barcelona as he wanted. Felix, who has been on loan until the end of the season, played his first game as a second-half substitute against Osasuna earlier this month. After playing on the ground for about 10 minutes, he is now aiming for his first starting debut.