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Joao Felix has not lived up to expectations from Benfica 

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To meet the LaLiga Santander standard, Joao Felix has to raise his game, thinks former Atletico Madrid midfielder Costinha.

With his move of €127 million to Atletico Madrid came lofty expectations from Benfica last summer but the Portuguese international has not lived up to them.

“[The problem] is related to the level of each league,” Costinha told Eleven Sports.

“The Spanish league is a lot more competitive than the Portuguese one.”

“It’s a competition with a high rhythm, where everyone plays to win.”

“At Benfica, he had unlimited chances to score, and in Spain, he’s facing a much more balanced reality.”

“He’ll also have to adapt to what [Diego] Simeone asks of him, but I think that, sooner or later, he’ll adapt to those dynamics and they will be an asset.”