Felix left Benfica in the summer of 2019 to sign for Atletico in a record €120m deal.
Jorge Jesus said, "João Félix, as you know, was part of this house. He gave his best when I was no longer in Portugal, but I had the opportunity to watch his games in Brazil (when he was coaching Flamengo). I always said that he was going to be a player above the normal and he's showing it. I have no doubt that he will improve even more and will be a great reference for Portuguese football.
"He is at Atlético de Madrid and to stand out in a squad like this you have to be worth a lot."