The Portuguese have spoken of his companion’s “influence” on his career as he discusses the international characteristics of England.
Joao Felix has named Cristiano Ronaldo as a mentor as he celebrates his homage to Mason Mount ahead of Chelsea ‘s Atletico Madrid Champions League defeat.
Felix, who is set to feature against the Blues in the first leg of Atletico’s round-16 tie, has benefited from the wisdom of Juventus talisman Ronaldo in the early stages of his career.
The 21-year-old says his Portuguese international teammate is always on hand to give him advice that has helped him improve his game and prepare for big games like the one he will be up to. involved Tuesday night.
What has Felix said about Ronaldo?
When asked to open his relationship with Ronaldo, Felix told the Daily mail : “Cristiano is a huge influence on me.
“When we are with the national team, he always tries to advise me and all the young boys about work, motivation, everything. “
Praise for Mount
Felix will try to get over Mount when Atletico take on Chelsea in Bucharest, having long been aware of England ‘s international talents.
“I like the way it is [Mount] playing, the way he likes to move the ball, the way he rubs the ball, “the Rojiblancos star added.
“I played with Chris Willock at Benfica three or four years ago and he told me there was a Chelsea man he thought was similar to me and he told me it was Mason Mount.
“A few years later he played for Chelsea and I like the way he plays. Chris had told me about it before he appeared in the Premier League, so I was waiting to see him.”
Comparing Felix & Mount
Felix has scored nine goals and five assists for Atletico’s cause in 27 rounds across all competitions in 2020-21, having found his best form after Wanda’s first challenging season. Metropolitano.
Mount, meanwhile, has been described as Chelsea’s most consistent player to date, scoring five goals and six assists in 33 games to help the club compete on multiplayer. cup side.
Who would prefer to advance to the semifinals?
Atletico were listed as favorites in the league due to their strong Champions League record under Diego Simeone and their current status as the top team in La Liga.
Chelsea are still getting used to a new system under Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard in January, with a suggestion that they could come to a standstill against one of the most physical and organized aspects of Scottish football. Europe.
However, the Blues come into the ditch in better form than Atletico, drawn by Levante on Tuesday last before being beaten 2-0 by Wanda Metropolitano ‘s only team four days later.
In stark contrast, Tuchel’s side are unbeaten in their last six games, with four winners recorded, but were held to a 1-1 away draw at Southampton last time out.