Atlético de Madrid Record the League he won in Portugal with the Benfica
E Benfica celebrated exactly one year ago a true Inferno da Luz, with 64,064 spectators, the title number 37 of its history, at a time that became known as Reconquista. Joao Flix one of the key players in the title recovery, recalled the trip on a special BTV broadcast.
"I remember every moment, every person I was with. It was the The first championship I won and it was very special for me. It was one of the most memorable days of my life ", the forward who now plays for Atlético Madrid confessed in an interview.
Benfica came in second place in the standings in 2019, four points behind leader FC Porto. A difference that increased to seven points with a loss in Portimo, which led to the departure of Rui Vitria. Bruno Lage was in charge of the team, which quickly changed the course of events and bet on Joao Flix in eleven. "Bruno Lage is a father to me, he was the one who really bet on me," confessed the 20-year-old.
"I want to leave a message of thanks. It was an incredible year for me, where I felt a lot of love … This is very important for a player to feel at home and well on the field. Thank you very much to all the fans of Benfica. I will always have them in my heart ", said Joao Flix, who was joined, also by video call, his brother, Hugo Flix, who is making his way through the training Benfica.
Now you think about conquering Europe of rojiblanco. " A little luck is needed in Champions but we hope to have it and if I won the Champions League it would be a very good thing in my life and career. One of the happiest days, the dream I have always had since I play football. "