Felix On Ronaldo: 'I Told My Friends That He Looked Exactly Like He Did On The PlayStation'
João Félix, often dubbed the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo,' has revealed what it was like to meet the Juventus ace.
The 19-year-old Portuguese attacking midfielder has had a superb season with Benfica and has become one of the most sought-after talents in Europe, having been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Juventus and Manchester City.
Félix was called up to the Portugal squad in March, and while he might not have made his senior debut during the international break, he was able to meet the man who he has been compared to on many occasions.
"It was weird, I had never seen him in person before," he told BTV (via A Bola).
"When I got home, I told my friends that he looked exactly like he did on the PlayStation.
"It was strange, but it was a dream come true, to be with him in the same resort."
The wonderkid was also asked about what the former United and Real Madrid star said to him, though he admitted that he couldn't remember.
"I do not even remember what he said, I simply kept on thinking that I was right there," he said.
Félix might have missed out on a chance to play for Portugal in March, but head coach Fernando Santos has called him up again for his 23-man squad for the Nations League finals.
The Portugal under-21 international has a contract with Benfica that keeps him at the club until 2023, but he does have a €120m release clause in his current deal.
However, Benfica striker Haris Seferović has urged his teammate to reject a move away from the club this summer.
"I've played with many good players during my time with all the clubs in the past, but the understanding with João Félix is the best," he told A Bola.
"He can reach the top.
"He has everything to be a great player. I hope he takes it easy, then he'll go to the top.
"I'd like him to stay [with Benfica]. I want him to stay, he has to stay."
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