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When Brazilian defender Felipe says he wants to bring Diego Simone’s ‘warrior’ characteristics to Nottingham Forest, you may just feel a shudder rippling through the Premier League.
Phil Foden, in particular, may well be alerted to the fact that Manchester City go to the City Ground in a fortnight’s time.
Felipe left Foden with blood coming from a head wound after a challenge on the England forward during last season’s Champions League second leg quarter-final tie at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Foden needed to be bandaged up before playing on - and Felipe did not even get a booking.
Felipe was also sent off against Liverpool in 2021, for an alleged stamp on Sadio Mane.
Felipe says he wants to bring Diego Simone’s ‘warrior’ characteristics to Nottingham Forest
The Brazilian left Foden with blood coming from a head wound after a challenge last season
For now, it is Leeds United who have the prospect of facing up to the player who could make his Forest debut today, following his deadline day move from Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.
Felipe, 33, says he bought into what Simone wanted from his players, and sees no reason to change as he joins manager Steve Cooper’s attempt to keep Forest in the Premier League.
'Simeone is very demanding in all aspects of our work,' said Felipe. 'You can see he is a great manager and really spends a lot of time close up with the players.
'He really does have the characteristic that’s rooted in his Argentinian football