• Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix scored a late game-winner to lead his team to victory against RB Salzburg
  • Felix revealed that the games he like to play the most are UEFA Champions League games
  • Atletico manager Diego Simeone heaped praise on Felix

After leading his club to victory, Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix opened up about the games he likes to play the most.

Felix has been enjoying a resurgent season with Atletico and handed his team a dramatic UEFA Champions League matchday win against RB Salzburg.

The Portuguese star scored twice for the Spanish club, including a late game-winner as Atletico claimed a 3-2 victory on Tuesday at the Wanda Metropolitano

After the match, Felix had shed light on his sensational performance. According to the former Benfica star, the love to play in the Champions League has kept him motivated the entire game.

"When I play in the Champions League, it's what I like to play in most and you can see the happiness with which I play," he stated.

This season, the youngster dubbed as “New Cristiano Ronaldo,” has already scored four goals in seven games for Atletico.

He is among the Spanish club’s top performers since the start of the new campaign alongside former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez.

Joao Felix (R) celebrates with Thomas Lemar after scoring twice to help Atletico Madrid to a 3-2 win over Salzburg
Joao Felix (R) celebrates with Thomas Lemar after scoring twice to help Atletico Madrid to a 3-2 win over Salzburg AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS

Speaking to the media before the game, Atletico manager Diego Simeone shared that despite coming off a tiring series of matches and a hard-fought loss to Bayern Munich, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Felix will once again step up for the squad.

"It's always the same,” Simeone told reporters of Felix’s performances in a press conference. “For me, he's had some very good games since the start of the season. [Against] Granada, Huesca, Villarreal, despite being tired, (and) the whole game in [Bayern] Munich.”

Simeone also likes the fact that Felix could be “dangerous” for the opposing team inside the pitch. However, the manager admitted that there’s still room for improvement and the club is still finding the most suitable plays for the promising forward.

"He's [Felix’s] looked dangerous on a number of occasions,” the manager pointed out. “The other day [against Real Betis], when he came on in the 25th minute, the team had a good fluidity.”

"I'm happy with his work, except for a few minutes against Celta [Vigo], which weren't the best. We're always looking for a situation to find him [on the pitch]. He's a boy who's in good form, like many of his teammates."

Atletico will travel to Russia next week to face Lokomotiv Moscow in another UEFA Champions League showdown. Simeone’s side will be hoping for Felix to pick up where he left off against Salzburg.