Atletico Madrid’s new record signing Joao Felix has vowed not to be weighed down by the impact compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo made in the city as he attempts follow in his footsteps.
The 19-year-old Portugal striker, who had earlier trained with his team-mates for the first time, was unveiled at a press conference by Atletico on Monday after completing his €127.2 million move from Benfica last week.
“Of course this is a great comparison, but Cristiano is Cristiano and I want to be myself,” said Felix when asked if he had spoken to international colleague Cristiano Ronaldo, who spent nine years with derby rivals Real Madrid
Felix will also have to deal with the pressure of his price tag, but he insisted that is not a concern.
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