There is no rest for Joao Félix’s ankle

Joao Felix is closing its second season in the
Atlético de Madrid
in the least suitable way for the quality it treasures. The Portuguese was one of the players that many put on the target after the frustrating second half of the colchoneros.

But the reality is that the footballer has been playing with ankle discomfort for a long time on account of the two mishaps he has had this season. The second, after a blow of Mandi in the game against him Betis.

Joao Félix took advantage of the day off to treat his ankle.

Although you have already reappeared from those problems, the reality is that you are not at 100% of your chances. As evidenced by the fact that the player took advantage of the rest day of the Atlético de Madrid, to go to the Cerro del Espino Sports City and get back to treating the ankle.

“Surely the injury he has is not easy, he is dragging a pain that does not allow him to play freely, as he would like”, Cholo recognized after the game of Betis
, to later ask “an effort” for the remainder of the season.

This final part of the season is being somewhat frustrating because things are not going well for him, he has lost his starting role, and also the physical problems do not allow him to develop all his football. He has not scored since last February 28, more than two months ago, before the Villarreal.


In the match against him Elche He was barely half an hour on the field and barely a dozen times came into play, of which almost half did not end as he intended, with meaningful passes to his teammates. He could not dribble, he could not translate his quality on occasions that made a difference.

The only one he had, in one against, was one in which in the area of ​​the Elche he turned controlling the ball but kept his back to the goal, when he tried to step on the ball to generate a shot he arrived Saul in the race – perhaps the Elche would have been the best starting option to give him the ball – and his shot bounced off an Elche defender.

That their participation is being discreet in this final part of the course affects the idea that the second campaign has been somewhat disappointing. Although it has actually surpassed its first year records in the Athletic. He adds seven goals and four assists, when in his debut they were six goals and a goal pass.