Felix Defends Vinicius' Style Of Play After Widespread Criticism

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On-loan Chelsea attacker Joao Felix has leaped to the defence of Real Madrid star Vinicius, who has been criticised for his style of play.

Vinicius has been criticised in some parts of Spain this season, with the player seemingly targeted by a number of LaLiga defenders.

The Brazilian defender was involved a few clashes with Real Mallorca players last weekend, but Felix, who joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid, has no issue with Vinicius' style of play.

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"I don't understand the criticism of Vinicius," Felix told Spanish publication AS.

"Perhaps it's because he's better than everyone else, perhaps because he makes dribbles that others can't do, because he is faster than others, he scores goals, he gives assists.

"He is going through a very good spell, and it feels as though people are against him. I'm a friend of his, I speak to him and I like his football."

He continued, "His dribbles provoke but that's football. It's his football, it's fun and I like it ...[rival] players get annoyed because of it [his style of playing] but they shouldn't.

"Football is not only passing, kicking, running behind the rival, defending ... it has to have dribbling, magic, which unfortunately you see less and less. I would tell him to continue to do the same."

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