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Atletico Madrid Star Joao Felix in awe of Chelsea team

Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix has revealed that he likes to watch Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount play. claiming he knew all about the England international’s talents before he even made the first-team breakthrough at Stamford Bridge. Felix, who has been tipped to succeed Cristiano Ronaldo as the king of Portuguese football, is no doubt, well-quipped to follow in his mentor’s footsteps owing to his blistering form in the colours of Atletico Madrid. The Portuguese sensation signed a seven-year contract with Atletico Madrid in 2019 for a transfer fee of   £113 million -the fourth highest sum ever paid in football and Benfica’s biggest transfer also Atlético’s most expensive signing ever.   However, the 21-year-old, who has notched up nine goals in 27 games in all competition this season, declared his admiration for Mount ahead of the Roji Blancos Champions League clash with Chelsea on Tuesday. He said: “I like the way he [Mount] plays, the way he likes to drag the ball, the

Pep Guardiola named PL manager of the month award

 


Spaniard adds to Ilkay Gundogan's EA SPORTS award win after leading Man City to perfect January

Pep Guardiola has made it an awards double for Manchester City after winning January's Barclays Manager of the Month award.

The Spaniard adds to the EA SPORTS Player of the Month prize given to midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, after leading Man City to the top of the table with six wins from six in the league.

Guardiola's men also secured nine victories in all competitions during January, the most by any club in a calendar month in English Football League history.

"What this team achieved in January – winning all our games, despite all the restrictions we face – is remarkable,” Guardiola told Man City's official website.

Also Read: Liverpool forward Salah wins PL goal of month award https://www.aoplite.com.ng/2021/02/liverpool-forward-salah-wins-pl-goal-of.html

“This just shows how focused my players and staff are. They are incredible, and I am so proud to work alongside them. Every single person involved deserves huge credit.”

Pep Guardiola and his staff with the Barclays Manager of the Month award

Pep Guardiola has praised the focus of his players and first-team staff, pictured, after winning the Barclays award

Man City started the month with a 3-1 victory at Chelsea and would not concede another PL goal in January.

Their winning streak also included beating Crystal Palace 4-0 at home and a 5-0 success at West Bromwich Albion.

Guardiola has now won the Barclays award eight times, matching the total earned by Jurgen Klopp, Martin O'Neill and Harry Redknapp.

The 50-year-old won after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of football experts, beating Mikel Arteta, David Moyes and Graham Potter

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