“Now I see how happy I was with Benfica”: Joet Felix, star of Atletico Madrid, admits that he plans to return to his old side later in his career to “make his mark” at the club
- With Atletico Madrid, Joao Felix has endured a whirlwind in life in La Liga
- Although he has only been in the club for six months, he admits that he will return to Benfica
- Felix says he’s not finished yet and now sees how ‘happy’ he was
- The star of Portugal is also thinking about tears in Benfica and a hat trick against Frankfurt
Joao Felix may have only been in Atletico Madrid for six months, but he already sees a return to the old side of Benfica later in his career.
Felix left Portugal for Spain’s top flight in July and cost Atletico Madrid a gigantic £ 113 million, and has since scored two goals in his 12 La Liga appearances.
For the 20-year-old it is not all just sailing, and he admits that he is already looking forward to the future and a return to his home country.
Joao Felix has thought about his time at Benfica and admits that he wants to return there one day
Felix has endured a difficult start to life at Atletico Madrid six months ago
On an episode of Benfica Play, as reported by Mundo Deportivo, he said: ‘Now I see how happy I was in Benfica. I plan on returning one day and leaving my mark on the club. “
Felix also looked back on some of his most memorable matches in the first Benfica team, and he chose a 4-2 Europa League triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt, in which he scored a hat trick.
“At the third goal I did, I cried,” he said. “I have taken a whole weight. Two days earlier I heard comments in the dressing room that did not suit me. I went to the bathroom to cry. Nobody knew, but then I got the hat trick and I got free, I gave everything. “
Felix cost a huge £ 118 million when he left Benfica for La Liga and Atletico in the summer