EI Atlético needs João Félix, who before Barcelona went practically unnoticed. The Portuguese was more news for his encounter with Messi and Jordi Alba than for his game. Before Real Madrid he will have a new opportunity to prove his worth. A good game against the Madrid team would raise their morale for the second part of the season. Precisely the Portuguese lived before Madrid one of his great joys with the Atlético shirt. It was in summer, in the friendly played in New Jersey. On July 27 last year Atlético defeated Real Madrid 3-7 in a match in which the Portuguese played on the right wing. He scored a goal and it was a nightmare for the Madrid defense.João Félix has played 20 official meetings with Atlético: fifteen of the league championship, four of Champions and one of Supercopa of Spain. He has scored four goals, two in LaLiga and two in ChampIons. And gave an assist in the league championship. A somewhat poor baggage for a player of his quality and his talent. João Félix needs to make a great game in the derby. Your position could vary somewhat and start playing on the right wing, just as it happened in the summer game. That day Costa and Morata played on top, Koke and Saúl did it in the center of the field and João Félix and Lemar acted in band. Now Correa could play on tip and João Felix arrive at the attack starting from the right.Simeone believes that from now on Portuguese will begin to improve its performance. For the Atlético player it will be the first opportunity to win a title with his new team. With a contract until 2026 and with 20 years, João Félix has the opportunity to start putting his name in the rojiblanca history. Atlético signed him so that the player appears in big matches. And no one doubts him: he is prepared to perform fully. It’s time for João Félix.