João Félix was once again in the spotlight at Atlético Madrid. The Portuguese striker helped Koke (49′) for the winning goal against Rayo Vallecano (1-0), but was finally replaced at 64′, and did not hide his dissatisfaction with Diego’s option Simone.
Faced with the possible boredom of João Félix, the Argentinian coach was peremptory: “I don’t think that João Félix left upset. I was trying hard and I knew Correa and Luís Suárez were waiting to get in.
Simeone praised the display of mattress.
“In the first half, we managed to dominate and impose our game. At half-time, I told them that we had to be calmer in the offensive part to create more situations and we ended up scoring a goal for Koke. It was a complicated match, because Rayo Vallecano doesn’t give up,” he concluded.