In 2019, Atlético de Madrid did not hesitate to pay € 120 million to afford the services of João Félix (21). Considered as the new Portuguese nugget in the making, the young striker is still far from having broken through with the Colchoneros. Author of 6 goals and 1 assist this season, the Lusitanian international (13 caps, 3 goals) must perfect his ranges. Because he is still far from being able to be compared to two other phenomena of his generation: Kylian Mbappé (22 years old) and Erling Haaland (20 years old).
In an interview with Telegraph, the Portuguese first returned to his case. “Kaka was my reference in football. Not anymore, but before I watched videos of him and sometimes I tried to copy his gestures and player like him. “ If the number 7 of the Matelassiers has since become a player almost as elegant as his Brazilian elder, Félix then spoke of his aspirations and the cases of Mbappé and Haaland.
He dreams of reaching the level of Ronaldo and Messi
“Cristiano and Messi have reached a level that no one else has reached so I hope I can get there one day. Mbappé and Haaland are in a good position to achieve this so if I get down to their level, it will be good for me. When you see players of the same age, you want to do the same. You want to show people that you can do it too ”, he said, before concluding.
“Mbappé and Haaland are more scorers. Mbappé, it’s a bit like Cristiano. It starts from the wings to transplant in the center. I play more back than them, a bit like a second striker. I wish I could play with them one day. And I hope they would like to play with me too. “ It is true that bringing Mbappé, Haaland and Félix together under the same jersey can make more than one salivate.