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Atletico Madrid star received high praise from his youth coach

Thu 12 November 2020 | 11:21

Benfica youth coach Joao Tralhao has hailed Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix as a potential Ballon d'Or winner.

Joao Felix

Sequeira, the young Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish La Liga club

Atlético Madrid

, worked with

Tralhao

at Benfica before joining Atleti last season. The 21-year-old has scored seven goals and roled in three assists in ten competitive starts for Los Rojiblancos so far this season.

Records show only Mikel Oyarzabal has more scores than him, while he is at the same level as Villarreal’s Paco Alcacer and his Uruguayan teammate Luis Suarez.

Tralhao, who lighted on Felix at Benfica and had an essential role in shaping his development, is happy with his former compliment.

 “

Joao

is an elite player; there are very few players like Joao in the world; he stands apart." “In France, there is Mbappe, a player everyone knows is going to reach the top of world football. Mbappe will be a candidate for the Ballon d’Or.

“Here in Portugal we say that Joao Felix will also be in the fight – what’s more, I’m sure that one day Joao will win the

Ballon d’Or

. I have no doubts about it.”


source: SportMob