Messi or Ronaldo? When Joao Felix Chose His Best Player As He Joins Barcelona
- Joao Felix has joined Barcelona on loan from Atletico Madrid
- His past comments on Lionel Messi could make him an instant darling with the Camp Nou faithful
- He has previously snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo twice when pitted against his arch-rival, Messi
Joao Felix landed his dream transfer when he joined Barcelona on loan for the rest of the season. The Atletico Madrid striker had been categorical in the past that the Blaugrana was his club of choice.
Xavi Hernandez’s side made it happen with the striker joining alongside his namesake and international teammate, Joao Cancelo.
Felix’s career hasn’t hit the expected heights when Atletico forked out an excess of 120 million euros to sign him from Benfica in 2019. He spent a part of last season on loan at Chelsea, but the West London club turned on the opportunity to make the deal permanent.
He now joins the La Liga defending champions with a past interview of him resurfacing online. Felix was once put to task to choose the better free-kick taker between Barcelona’s great son and his national team captain, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The former Benfica star chose Messi over Ronaldo.
Best player to take a free kick?
Joao Felix: "Messi"
— The FTBL Index 🎙 ⚽ (@TheFootballInd) March 7, 2023
Felix omits Ronaldo from his favourite team
The 23-year-old then snubbed Ronaldo once again when asked to make his favourite squad. He named a star-studded attacking team comprised of Messi, Neymar, Bernardo Silva and himself, as quoted by Sportskeeda.
Your favourite squad?
João Felix 🗣️: "Neymar, Messi, Bernardo Silva and me." 👏pic.twitter.com/yfxHgU3YBE
— Team Leo (@TeamLeo10i) May 19, 2023
His past comments will give him a perfect headstart in Catalunya as he seeks to excel on a turf Messi made his own for almost 15 years. It remains to be seen whether the new duo will be available to face Osasuna on September 3.
Peter Crouch settles GOAT debate
Numerous footballers have shared their perspectives on the timeless Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate over the last 15 years.
However, as Sports Brief reported, Peter Crouch’s stance on the GOAT debate could be considered one of the most contentious from a professional footballer.
As per the observations of the former Liverpool striker, individuals who favour the Portuguese star over the Argentine maestro might lack a profound understanding of the game of football.