Joao Felix

Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has backed Atlético Madrid's record signing, Joao Felix, to adapt quickly and deliver for his new club despite his young age.

We reported that Felix joined Diego Simeone's side from Benfica for €126 million last month.

Mourinho now believes that the 19-year-old Portuguese international has a challenge at Atletico Madrid due to the extent of his talent and the investment the club have made on him.

"Felix has a challenge due to the extent of his talent and because of the investment the club have made on him," Mourinho told the Portuguese Football Association's television channel.

"I believe that he can't escape this responsibility. It doesn't matter if he's 18, 20 or 25.

"What matters is his talent and the responsibility he has."

Mourinho added: "Atletico Madrid's level of investment leaves them with responsibility to fight for the Champions League and La Liga.

"It's clear that Barcelona and Real Madrid have to be there because of their power, financial capability, culture and quality.

"Atletico in recent years have been without this responsibility, but the level of investment they've made is incredible."

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