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Felix: Cristiano is a big influence for me

Tuesday23 February 2021 | 11:09
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Atletico Madrid forward talks about his relationship with the Portuguese superstar.

Last summer,

Joao Felix

left

Benfica

for

Atletico Madrid

on a €127 million deal.

His start in the pre-season was good, but with the start of La Liga, his decline began and he could not meet expectations.

However, this season is of a different story for the 21-year-old, as the Portuguese has found his best form and has scored five goals and made five assist for the team.

The Atletico starlet claims

Juventus

superstar and his compatriot,

Cristiano Ronaldo

has had a great impact on his development.

"Cristiano is a big influence for me.”

Felix said in an interview with

Daily Mail

.

"When we are with the national team, he always tries to give me and all of the young guys advice about work, motivation, everything."

Portugal international also praised

Chelsea

starlet,

Mason Mount

.

"I like the way he plays, the way he likes to move the ball, the way he touches the ball.

"I played with Chris Willock at Benfica three or four years ago and he told me that Chelsea had a guy that he thought is 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 him before he appeared in the Premier League, so I was waiting to see him."

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