Joao Felix (24, Portugal) will receive an opportunity to demonstrate his skills at Barcelona (Spain), ranked 14th in the UEFA club rankings.
Felix was loaned to Barcelona from Atletico Madrid (Spain), ranked 16th in the European club rankings, on September 2 (Korean time) for the remainder of the season. His contract with former club Atlético runs until June 2029.메이저놀이터
Barcelona coach Xavi (43, Spain) substituted Felix in the second half of the 2023-24 Spanish La Liga 4th round away game against Osasuna (2-1 win) and had him play 22 minutes including extra time.
Joao Felix is making his Barcelona debut as a loan player in the away game against Osasuna in the 4th round of the 2023-24 Spanish professional soccer La Liga. Photo=AFPBBNews=News1
He made his Barcelona debut two days after signing. According to the Spanish daily newspaper ‘Di Rioas’, coach
Felix is the 2019 Golden Boy winner of the ‘Best Player of the First Division of European Football Under-21’. That summer, Atletico paid 127.2 million euros (approximately 181.4 billion won) to Benfica (Portugal), which is still the 5th highest transfer fee in the world.
Coach Xavi said, “I consider Felix to be Barcelona’s center forward and left wing resource this season. “He won’t put more weight on one of the two positions than the other.”
Rather than being limited by tactics, Felix likes to play freely between ▲second striker, ▲center forward, and ▲left wing. Coach Xavi indicated his intention to use it in a way that brings out the characteristics of his players.
There are several players in Barcelona in 2023-24 who can play on the left wing, including 2020-21 UEFA Nations League top scorer Ferran Torres (23, Spain), but it is not the main position.
The central striker also has no specialist other than Robert Lewandowski (35, Poland), who is the 2020/2021 FIFA Best Player. Currently, Barcelona is an environment where Felix can develop his potential.
Coach Xavi said: “Felix is very important for Barcelona this season. He did not hide his expectations, saying, “He accepted the offer to play not long after joining as a loan player and his attitude in helping us win was also positive.”