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Atletico Madrid youngster João Felix believes he is capable of reaching the level of Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland if he stays fit and consistent.  

Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé
Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé

Portuguese international João Felix believes that he's got the potential to be at the level of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland and be able to replace the likes of Lionel and Kaka as the best player in the world. 

The 21-year-old joined Atletico Madrid from Benfica two seasons ago after catching the attention of European giants with exceptional performance. He cost Atletico Madrid €120m and he's seen to replace Antonio Griezman who left for Barcelona. But since then it has not been a roller coaster for the youngsters. 

His time in Madrid has been a not-so- good one as he has been battling with injuries. He believed that he's got what it takes to be like Mbappe and Haaland and even better. If not for his injuries. 

When asked by TNT on whether he can compete with both Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, “I can be,” he replied as carried by Diario AS when asked. “I’ve not yet reached my best level. In the last few seasons I’ve had several injuries and I’ve not enjoyed an injury-free season. But when that happens I think I can fight to be in that position.” Despite the injuries he has managed 13 goals and seven assists in the last two years for Atletico Madrid. 

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