Chelsea manager Graham Potter has been told attacker João Felix needs coaching personnel that will protect him to get the best out of him.
Current Roma director, Thiago Pinto is very familiar with the Portuguese from his Benfica days.
The former Benfica director worked with Felix when he was a rising star at The Estádio da Luz.
The 23-year-old is currently playing his football in Chelsea and experiencing Premier League football for the first time in his career.
He struggled with Atletico Madrid after joining them for a record fee of £113 million from Benfica FC in 2019. Therefore, Simeone’s side decided to send the attacker on loan to Chelsea, this January.
PINTO PRAISED FELIX BRILLIANCE ON THE PITCH
Thiago Pinto admired the Portuguese star and raved about his individual quality. He also described him as a “genius” on the field.
Pinto suggested that Felix can make an impact at Chelsea’s dugout and manager Graham Potter will like to get the best out of him at Stanford Bridge.
Pinto told The Telegraph:-
“This guy is a genius and a very humble person. He’s not a normal footballer. There is a lot of natural talent and a high confidence in himself. He makes everything seem very easy”
“Felix just needs the right context. He needs a coach and technical staff who like him and protect him. Sometimes these guys need someone to treat them a bit differently”.
Felix has struggled in Spain and his skills and creativity didn’t match with Atletico’s style of play. The striker scored 34 goals in 131 matches, which is quite low for someone with his exquisite quality.
However, there’s a lot of excitement for Chelsea and their “transfer market rampage” this year. The Blues are currently struggling and they will like Felix to play an important role for the rest of the season.
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