Former Benfica player Facundo Ferreyra spoke about Joao Felix’s first steps in football and predicted a bright future for the Portuguese.
Facundo Ferreyra played alongside Joao Felix at Benfica back in 2018. In fact, the Spanish forward made way for the youngster to enter the pitch and score his first goal at a senior level. Ferreyra was replaced by Joao Felix and watched the 18-year-old net a very important goal against Lisbon rivals Sporting.
Despite his initial thoughts about a scrawny-looking Felix, ‘Chucky’ didn’t take long to see the youngster’s potential. Now playing at Celta de Vigo, the 29-year-old spoke about his experience as the former Golden Boy’s teammate.
“I remember that I arrived and they told me about an 18-year-old boy who played well. I saw him and he looked like a baby, but in training you could already see the quality he had. In fact, he couldn’t care less if he was playing for the reserves or the first team,” Ferreyra told AS.
Additionally, the former Shakhtar star believes Joao Felix has a very bright future ahead of him. In fact, Ferreyra believes the Colchonero can follow the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and win the biggest football award in the world.
“That boy has no roof, he can go where he wants. One day he can easily win the Ballon d’Or. He has everything it takes, quality, and mentally he is very strong.”