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Roberto Martínez defends Joao Félix's role at Barça

Published:26/01/2024 - 21:51h

Updated:27/01/2024 - 06:45h

The Portugal coach, Roberto Martínez, has spoken about Joao Félix's situation and the criticism he constantly receives at FC Barcelona for his scoring records. The coach doesn't understand

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Joao Félix has not found the regularity in the FC Barcelona and, although it has marked important goals, has remained without the confidence of Xavi Hernández that in this 2024 has him 'withdrawn' of his list of indisputable players. The Portuguese has gone in in rotation and has remained by behind Ferran Torres and Lamine Yamal, although it is a very valuable player for the Barcelona, especially for the cúpula.

In his selection, Portugal, think the same. Recently, Roberto Martínez has spoken in this regard in an interview offered to 'SPORT'. It has spoken on the situation, in concrete, of the '14': "As seleccionador value him a lot of, his attitude and what is doing. Had the opportunity to go down the arms in a climate very, very difficult... I do not understand the scrutiny that does him , does not go with a player of 24 years. It is a player that is yielded and that, in September and October, had a period of a very high level", stood out.

Joao Félix is not the culprit of the problems of the Barça

Martínez has aimed that values how marks the difference "going out from the bench. It is not easy when you are a player that is always in the sight... NOr is futbolístico, does not understand ", basing in the assistance against the Real Betis or his assistances against The Palms and Unionistas, that were key for desatascar to the Barça, and standing out that it is not an irregular player, in spite of the criticisms that receives.

"I am totally at variance. It can not accuse to an alone player of how is the team", said Martínez, that defended that if the blaugrana did not go irregular without the presence of Joao Félix would have more sense, but does not think that "there is a relation between the scrutiny that does him and what gives to the team. I do not see it like this", considering besides that "the team in himself has been irregular, the eleven players more the five that they can go in, no only a player".

Joao, able of colarse between the best?

Finally, the seleccionador of Portugal has defended that it sees him potential to turn into one of the best players of the world and that keeps on being very young: "it is 24 years old, it is a different player after his go through England. I understand very well the Premier, what demands him to a foreign player, and when it arrived had to do stronger", remembering his go through Chelsea and standing out that "it is a player that has a big capacity to protect the balloon and there still did him more consistent" and sentencing that now it sees to Joao "happy, very committed, is a player that does not act like a player that is yielded, but with total commitment, and shows me a big maturity".

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