Everyone looks at João Félix

The losses of Luis Suárez, for three weeks, and Marcos Llorente force him to lead the Atlético attack again. He has only scored two goals in 2021.

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Atlético need João Félix in tune and, without Suárez, much more. And this Sunday Llorente will also be missing, so the Portuguese is called to be the leader of the rojiblanco attack. What is expected of him since he landed at the club, but now circumstances are pressing on the team. On the 7th, if his ankle does not prevent it, he will start against Betis to begin to show his best version again, the one that in autumn marked him as one of the stars of the League."He is the João we want"

That is why, because he has already shown it, confidence in him remains total. João has not played with Atlético since the KO in the Champions League. Against Sevilla he was left out due to injury and, before the break, he did not receive Alavés due to suspension. Against Chelsea, despite the defeat, Simeone came out satisfied with his performance and tried to win him over for the cause: “It was his best game with Atleti. He is the João we want ”. Since that bitter night, he has not been able to show that attitude any more, in which he did see a leader and a player capable of pulling the cart.

And that version could also be seen at the beginning of the season. A João with stripes, with regularity and with some very interesting figures. With Suárez on the field or without him, because on several occasions the Portuguese formed in attack with Correa, the pair that is expected against Betis. In his first ten games of the season, between the League and the Champions League, he added seven goals and three assists.

An irregular 2021

But then João began to wither and doubts came, plus some very uncomfortable substitutions. So far in 2021 he has only scored two goals, against Valencia and Villarreal, with that celebration full of rage that Simeone liked so much. The footballer is aware that he passes a continuous evaluation and in these weeks he has to give a plus to raise the average of the course.

The ankle is not making it easy either. The forward has played with pain in many games and, with his national team, a blow took him out of the last game in Portugal. He could not reach the Pizjuán, but he works to be 100% against the other team from the Andalusian capital. Without going too far, on Tuesday, a day off for the team, João showed up at Cerro to do extra homework. Without Suárez or Llorente, he knows that the focus is even more on him. The Uruguayan, in addition, will probably miss the next four days. Gallons for the 7, who has shown that responsibility does not scare him. "Many stayed because they had no will, I don't want to be one of those," João Félix said a few weeks ago. El Menino is back and he's hungry.



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