Atletico Madrid Star Joao Felix Names His 'Sporting Dreams' in Chat With Kaka

Jude Summerfield
May 14, 2020, 9:51 PM GMT+1
Club Atletico de Madrid v Villarreal CF  - La Liga
Club Atletico de Madrid v Villarreal CF - La Liga | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
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Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix revealed he wants to win the Champions League and Ballon d'Or during his career in a chat with Brazil legend Kaka on Instagram.

The Portugal international was hot property last summer after an extraordinary season with Benfica, during which he scored 15 goals and set up another seven in 26 Primeira Liga games.

Atleti won the race for his signature for a mammoth €126m, making him the fourth most expensive player ever, and he has so far repaid that fee with four goals and an assist in 20 La Liga games, along with two strikes in the Champions League.

Club Atletico de Madrid v Sevilla FC  - La Liga
Club Atletico de Madrid v Sevilla FC - La Liga | DeFodi Images/Getty Images

Now, chatting to a player he has been compared to in Kaka, Felix revealed the two prizes he most wants to win before he finishes his playing career.

"What is my sporting dream? To win the Champions League and the Ballon d'Or," he said on Instagram, as quoted by Goal.

He also revealed his adoration of the former Milan and Real Madrid star, adding: "You managed in a single year what others strive for over their entire career. I had your poster in my room and I never expected to be here talking to you.

"There will only ever be one Kaka and one Joao."

He's right, there will only ever be one Kaka and one Joao. But while one achieved just about everything there is worth achieving in football, the other is still in the infancy of his career.

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF  - La Liga
Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Madrid CF - La Liga | TF-Images/Getty Images

But in Diego Simeone, Felix has a tremendous manager to help coerce his best talents during his time at Wanda Metropolitano. And while Atleti haven't been at their best so far this season, they usually don't sleep for too long.

They remain in the hunt for the Champions League - should that competition restart - after their triumph over holders Liverpool, and will almost certainly be a stronger outfit that can compete for the La Liga title next season.

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