Joao Felix has made an outstanding start to his FC Barcelona career scoring three goals in 3 games. But his performances go beyond his scoring ability.
Xavi spoke about how dynamic he is and how doing simple things has opened up opportunities, not only for Robert Lewandowski but the whole team.
If you look at the stats, it’s impressive. If you watch the game, you understand how key Felix has been. His movement on and off the ball unlocks pockets of space for Barca to work with.
His connection with Lewandowski has been evident with Felix helping create the former Bayern star’s goals against Real Betis and Royal Antwerp.
But not everyone is buying the Joao Felix hype, and one former Atlético Madrid legend decided to take a shot at Felix in an interview with Cadena SER
Diego Godin claims Joao Felix didn’t understand the team’s nature
Diego Godin who made 277 appearances for Madrid has never been shy about voicing his opinion, and as a legend of the club, he’s always likely to say things that the fanbase wants to hear.
So it really wasn’t too surprising to see him throw some cold water on the Felix situation. When a team allows a player to go on loan after a fallout with management, that team rarely wants to see the player do well.
"“I have nothing against Joao Felix, I don’t know him. We can’t talk about him succeeding at Barça after two matches. At Atleti, he never understood what the locker room meant. The group is above any individual,”"
Godin here is basically calling Felix a bad teammate, someone who puts his own interests above that of the team. That’s quite a bold claim. Felix wanted to play as most players do, and he made that known, but I don’t think wanting to play makes you a bad teammate.
The simple fact is that it doesn’t matter what happened at Atlético, Felix has been in fine form and by all accounts has been the model teammate so far.