“I like the way he plays” – Joao Felix singles out Chelsea star for praise

Joao Felix

Atletico Madrid forward Felix has admitted he admires Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

Felix will hope to have the edge when the two teams clash in their first leg. The Portuguese star first heard about Mount several years ago and has followed him closely.

Felix told the Daily Mail: “I like the way he [Mount] plays, the way he likes to drag the ball, the way he touches the ball.

“I played with Chris Willock in Benfica three or four years ago and he told me that Chelsea has a guy that he sees who is similar to me and he told me it was Mason Mount. “A few years later he appeared in Chelsea and I like the way he plays.”

Felix will be one of the main threats to Chelsea in the huge clash. The 21-year-old signed for Atletico in a £113m from Benfica and is one of the most talented youngsters in Europe.

But Mount has attracted his attention and he clearly sees the Chelsea midfielder as one of the emerging youngsters in the Premier League.

But Mount has also won plenty of admirers too and the England international scored the equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Southampton on Saturday.

The 22-year-old was spotted with ice on his knee after the match. But Mount has played down any injury fears and will be fit enough to line up against Felix in the first leg in Bucharest.

Meanwhile, Despite being linked to Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, Felix says he never knew of any chance to move to England before he moved to Atletico, but he is a fan of the Premier League.

“I like to watch the Premier League,” he said. “David Silva, (Mesut) Ozil, (Eden) Hazard and (Sergio) Aguero are some of the players I have enjoyed watching.”


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