After a great start to the season, in which he scored seven goals and three assists in his first 11 games, João Félix is now going through a period of clear minor brilliance at Atlético Madrid. This Friday, a few hours after the home win against Eibar (2-1), the match the Portuguese striker started on the bench was calculated by Marca and a curious statistic came up: whenever João Félix was not part of the eleven holders (seven games) he the team won all games in 2020/21.
The Spanish newspaper writes that Diego Simeone will “surrender to Thomas Lemar and Joaquín Corre as Luis Suárez’s companion” to the detriment of the former Benfica player, who was present in various types of travel in the opposite direction. mattresses in season. João Félix started in the humiliating elimination of the Royal Cup in the hands of the humble Cornella, in the draws in La Liga with Huesca and Villarreal, in the derby with Real Madrid, in two draws with Lokomotiv Moscow for the Champions League and also in the route (0-4), which he suffered in Munich, against Bayern.
“Obviously João Félix is not the only one responsible for the failures, but the statistics, which are considerable, show the reliability of Atlético when Simeone does not set him as a starting point. We will see how far the Argentine coach has bet on other players with less status at the club, ”the article concludes.