Ange Postecoglou's Celtic style a "big trigger" for Jota's Parkhead move
New Celtic signing Jota has stated that the style of play under Ange Postecoglou was a big incentive for him to join the Hoops.
Celtic fans have been left delighted after the talented Portuguese U21 international penned a season-long loan in Scotland. And brilliantly, Jota will be available via an option to buy should things go well.
Supporters, meanwhile, have been left enthralled by Postecoglou’s high-tempo philosophy. Despite the fact we’ve won only two of our four league matches, everyone can see the eye-catching style of play the Greek-Australian wants to bring to Glasgow.
And speaking via the National, Jota has outlined how important that aspect of Postecoglou was in attracting him to Parkhead:
“Once I knew about it I just wanted to come. I knew it was the right place to be. I’m so happy everything got solved and now I’m here I just want to play. It’s the right place because of the name, the history and the things Celtic have achieved in the past and the type of football the club is playing right now.
“The way the manager wants to play, the way the team is set up, it’s an aggressive, dynamic mentality and he wants the team to attack and score as many goals as we can. That was a big trigger for me to come here. I knew the manager had a story with the national team in Australia. I had heard good things about him – I want to be ready for everything as soon as I can.
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Celtic seeing pros of Postecoglou style on and off the pitch as Jota signs on at Parkhead
It’s not just the football on the park in which we’re benefitting from Postecoglou’s bold new philosophy. It’s becoming a massive factor in securing transfer signings we previously couldn’t have dreamed of.
After all, would Jota really have signed for Celtic under Neil Lennon? Same goes for the likes of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Joe Hart? They all would’ve had more tempting offers at more stable clubs.
However, it’s a sign of the Postecoglou revolution that Celtic are back making big signings once again. Even if it’s only a loan, the Portugues U21 international is a massive prospect. At only 22, he has a huge future ahead of him if he can discover his potential.
Seeing players buying into the manager’s philosophy is a key sign for Celtic supporters. It shows that there’s an understanding of what’s expected of them.
Celtic fans will be keen to see the winger in action on Saturday against Ross County. However, it remains to be seen if he’s ready to be thrown into the team so soon.
Postecoglou has shown no fear when it comes to throwing new signings into the team in the past. Hopefully, that trend continues this weekend.