Atletico Madrid legend Paulo Futre has said that Joao Felix’s move to Atletico Madrid is nothing short of a nightmare.
Felix, 23, completed his loan move to Barcelona towards the end of the summer transfer window.
While his move to Catalonia did take time, the eventual outcome was more than evident simply because he went public with his admiration for Barça several weeks before moving.
Felix’s decision to talk about his ‘dream move to Barcelona’ ended his Atletico Madrid career right away and while speaking about it, Futre explained that he has been living in a nightmare since.
Futre said that when Felix spoke fondly of Barcelona, he began fearing that one day, the young Portuguese would score the UEFA Champions League winner for Barcelona and that will come against Atletico Madrid.
“When Joao Félix said he dreamed of playing for Barcelona I began living a nightmare that lasts until today,” he said, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
“It is terrifying to think that Barcelona can be champion of the Champions League against Atlético thanks to a goal from Joao Félix,” he added.
The 57-year-old added that although he wants Felix to succeed, the entire situation is nothing but a mere mess.
“I want Joao Felix to succeed, but this is a mess… I haven’t gone to my Portuguese television yet because I can’t lie to my audience about this issue.”
Lastly, he went on to explain that he did not want Felix to join Barcelona for two reasons. First, because he continues to play in Spain and second, if he does well, Diego Simeone will be hurting the most.
“I didn’t want Joao Félix to go to Barça for two reasons. He plays in Spain and because of what is happening now, they are killing Cholo Simeone every time he does well,” he explained.