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Joao Felix backed to succeed at Atletico Madrid

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Grimaldo feels Joao Felix will need more time to settle under Diego Simeone’s ‘complicated system’.

Portuguese sensation Joao Felix has underwent a tough start to life in Spain after having failed to find his feet with Atletico Madrid in his debut season so far.

Joao Felix made a big-money move to the Wanda Metropolitano last year after having an impressive season with Benfica. But the 21-year old has been unable to replicate his previous form at his new club.

Felix’s former teammate and Benfica left-back Grimaldo, however, has no question over his talents. Grimaldo insisted that the young forward just needs some more time to get used to Diego Simeone’s tactics.

“I think he needs to settle in,” Grimaldo said as per Marca.

“[Diego] Simeone and Atletico’s system is complicated and different from Benfica’s. He needs time, but Joao is a great player and I don’t doubt that he’ll succeed at any club.”