“Cristiano Ronaldo is My Idol” – After Haunting Atletico Madrid, Joao Felix’s Comments on Al Nassr Star Resurface

Published 12/04/2023, 2:55 AM EST

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The player’s and previous club’s rivalry can get fierce at times. Players who join rival clubs and appreciate rival players bring a lot of heat among the fans. After Barcelona’s win against Atletico Madrid, Joao Felix’s comment about Cristiano Ronaldo was being talked about. But why would anyone remember a player who never played for both teams?

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Soccer always includes a lot of emotions. As the rivalry between the clubs gets the fans to go to war, the rivalry between players and the club can get even more furious. But amid his former rivals’ triumph, the world’s highest scorer takes the stage in a surprising throwback.

Cristiano Ronaldo fan Joao Felix taunts Atletico Madrid

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The Portuguese sensation Joao Felix helped FC Barcelona win its La Liga game against his main team, Atletico Madrid. The forward is on a loan from the Madrid club to Barcelona until June 2024, but the star still showed up against his parent club as he is not cup-tied. But his match-winning performance brought back his comment from 2019, “Cristiano Ronaldo is my idol. He is an example for me in everything. Cristiano has been the best in the world since my childhood.”

The 24-year-old celebrated the goal with two hands raised above his shoulder, which fans think is an emulation of Cristiano. Even though it’s not Siu, Ronaldo used that sort of celebration earlier. There was a lot of talk before the match that Felix would not celebrate after scoring the goal. But the star’s not-so-good relationship with the club allowed him to decline any inhibitions.

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Joao Felix was not comfortable with the Madrid club, as he was not able to adapt to his coach. Diego Simeone and Felix did not get along, as he wanted freedom to express his style of play. The player-club relationship was the talk of the week leading up to this match.

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Ronaldo’s rivalry with Atletico Madrid is remembered again

It was not just the celebration that brought back memories of the Real Madrid icon. Ronaldo scored 25 goals against his Madrid rivals. The player was always a thorn in Los Colchoneros’ flesh, stealing two UEFA Champions League progressions single-handedly with hat tricks.

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Moreover, Joao Felix’s goal has now damaged Atletico’s position on the table, as they move 4th below FC Barcelona. The Madrid team beat the toppers, Real Madrid, but this loss could hurt their chances of winning the league this year. Considering the dominance of Los Blancos and the Blaugrana, each loss can matter at this stage for all the teams.

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Growing up in a sporting background, I found a passion for soccer through the remarkable 2002 World Cup-winning Brazilian football team. Watching the Premier League where Thierry Henry-starring ‘Invincible’ Gunners and Sir Alex Ferguson’s glorious Manchester United had ruled, I had my heart set on Arsenal. However, Ronaldo Nazario, Rivaldo, and Ronaldinho are my favorite players and Lionel Messi is the GOAT.
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