Joao Felix is a rising Portuguese talent and some Portugal team lovers around the World already learned his name no doubt. He is currently 19 years old but already earned his place in the Portugal national team. According to the latest news, Joao Felix will play with Ronaldo in Portugal team!
Yes, earlier, Felix revealed that his dream was to play with Cristiano Ronaldo and now, it seems that he dream will come true within a very short time. He is very happy no doubt.
🗣 João Félix on his first training session with Cristiano Ronaldo: "He looked like a video game character, it was very strange. I had never seen him up close, when I got home I told my parents and friends it was like being on 'career mode' on the playstation.” pic.twitter.com/ARQS9Ng5nw
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) May 25, 2019
Joao Felix is currently playing for the top Portuguese club SL Benfica but before joining to the main team, he also played for the Benfica B team. In 2018/19, Felix was promoted to the Benfica main team and he proved himself in the season of Primeira Liga. Now, the rising Portuguese attacking midfielder will shine for the national team.
In the upcoming June, the main event of the UEFA Nations League will take place where the Portugal top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will take part with the national team, Portugal coach Fernando Santos revealed it earlier. And he has recently revealed his team for the tournament. In the team, along with Portugal captain CR7, the young talent Joao Felix has received the call.
Joao Felix has been called up to Portugal’s squad for the Nations League finals—Portugal’s next big star? 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/RAE7XMhCBC
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 23, 2019
In the inaugural season of the competition, Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the Euro Champion who is the top scorer in Portugal and also played the highest 156 matches wearing the national jersey. Ronaldo has already scored a total of 85 goals for the national team.
After the Russia World Cup 2018, along with the qualifying round of the UEFA Nations League, Cristiano Ronaldo did not play for the national team total six matches. The 34 years old forward returned to the national team in the last March through the match of the 2020 UEFA Euro qualifying round.
Another Joao Felix goal today, this kid is absolute class. pic.twitter.com/6PKKpvRcWV
— David (@UtdDaviid) May 19, 2019
The five-times Ballon d’Or winner will play for the national team in the next 5th June against Switzerland which will be the semi-final of the UEFA Nations League. The winner team will reach the final. The Nations League final match will take place just four days later of the semi-final and their opponent will be England or Netherlands.
With the Benfica, Joao Felix showed the extraordinary performance in his inaugural season and so, he has gained the trust of the Portugal coach Fernando Santos. The 19 years old attacking midfielder also played for the Portugal under-18, under-19, and under-21 teams. The winger has scored a total of 15 goals for his team Benfica and played a vital role in the season. As a result, Benfica won the league title.