The Portugal worldwide gestured towards his personal bench after scoring final month, however denied it was aimed toward his supervisor
Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix has hit out at experiences he and supervisor Diego Simeone wouldn’t have an excellent relationship.
Felix scored in Atletico’s 2-Zero win at Villarreal on February 28 and put his finger to his lips whereas going through his bench – a gesture some interpreted was aimed toward Simeone.
However Felix has hit again towards these claims, saying the celebration was a part of a joke along with his team-mate Renan Lodi.
What did Felix say?
Requested concerning the celebration at a press convention on Tuesday, Felix responded: “I already stated on Instagram that it was a joke with Lodi.
“He was winding me up earlier than the sport, telling me I did not rating towards anybody and after I obtained the aim I did the gesture for him.
“The press like to speak about issues they do not know.”
Forward of his staff’s Champions League last-16 second leg towards Chelsea, Felix was additionally quizzed on his relationship with Simeone.
“My relationship with the supervisor is superb,” the Portugal star added. “He at all times tries to assist me and we’re right here to assist one another.
“I’m glad right here. My household is okay, I’m effective, I’m effective with the membership and like with all gamers there are moments that aren’t so good. They are often overcome.”
How has Felix carried out this season?
The 21-year-old has 10 targets and 5 assists in all competitions thus far this season whereas battling a number of minor accidents in addition to a bout with Covid-19 final month.
Felix has cooled down after a sizzling begin to the season nonetheless, scoring simply three targets since netting a double towards Cadiz on November 7.
What did Simeone say about Felix?
Requested about Felix on Tuesday, Simeone stated: “Joao, as we have now at all times talked about, is a very essential participant. He has had a very high-quality begin to the season.
“He’s the discuss of our staff and we’d like this participant. All footballers have completely different levels all through their skilled profession, particularly when they’re younger, the place they dip. However, as you heard from him, there may be nothing extra wanted from his persona.
“Forward of the Champions League and La Liga matches forward we have now to make sure that as a 21-year-old, he has the will he wants to achieve the purpose he wants to achieve.”