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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone retains faith in Portugal international Joao Felix.

Joao Felix hasn’t yet been able to replicate his Benfica form at Atletico Madrid.

Joao Felix [Getty Images]
Joao Felix [Getty Images]

Diego Simeone believes Joao Felix "can go far if he wants to" despite struggling to live up to expectations in his first season at Atletico Madrid.

The Portugal international has been plied by injuries since his €126million move from Benfica to Rojiblancos last summer.

With Joao Felix scoring just three goals in 19 LaLiga appearances so far, Simeone still reckons he has the attributes to become a top player at the Wanda Metropolitano.

"He started with great enthusiasm," Simeone told reporters ahead of Atleti’s clash against Sevilla on Saturday. “He had two injuries that took him out of that continuity.

"He is looking for that continuity in the team again, that continuity we all need and expect from him.

"Hopefully he gets to where he suggested he could, because in the case of young boys it is a consequence of where one wants to go. If he wants to go far, he can."



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