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On-loan Chelsea forward ‘very happy’ at Stamford Bridge: “It is amazing”

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Speaking in an interview, Atletico Madrid loanee Joao Felix has claimed that he is very happy at Chelsea, but is unsure about what the future holds for him.

Felix had fallen out of favour at Atletico Madrid in the first half of the season, with manager Diego Simeone hardly calling on him.

Having grown frustrated over the lack of minutes, the Portuguese international sought an exit and Chelsea signed him up on a loan deal until the end of the season, with no permanent purchase clause included.

Since moving to Stamford Bridge, Felix has played regularly for Graham Potter’s side although the team itself has not been performing up to the mark.

In spite of that, Felix insisted that he is very happy at Chelsea, calling the club ‘amazing’. But when asked if he wanted to continue there beyond the end of the season, the former SL Benfica wonderkid was coy in his response.

“In terms of if I want to stay or not, the future no one knows. Chelsea is amazing, I am happy to be here,” Felix said, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.

Talking about his exit from Atletico Madrid and the move to Chelsea, he added: “When I left Atletico, it was good for me and them. It was the perfect deal, to try something different. I am very happy to play at Chelsea.”

Since joining Chelsea, Felix has played five times in all competitions and has scored one goal. There have been reports that the Blues intend to sign him up permanently. However, only time will tell if there is any truth to those rumours.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid

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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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