Celtic winger Jota fantastically addresses George Michael comparison on Instagram

By Euan Davidson

September 28, 2021

Celtic winger Jota has finally addressed the key issue he’s faced since arriving at the club: his likeness to departed pop legend George Michael.

Jota, who will surely be well-utilised in this year’s Christmas advert, answered some fan questions on Instagram, and even picked a favourite George Michael song.

Shockingly, he had to look up the former Wham! and solo star on Spotify, as he wasn’t overly familiar with Michael’s work.

Jota also responded to questions about films, and what he’s enjoyed so far in Glasgow.

On the key topic of George Michael, though, Jota said [Celtic FC/Instagram]:

“I know there’s a thing between me and George Michael going on, people say that we are very look-alike, I just wanted to say that I know he was a great singer.

“I’m going to keep 100% true with you guys, that I’ve just [listened on] Spotify a minute ago so I could say the song to you. And I would say that my favourite song would be ‘Father Figure’.

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“Yeah. That’s a good one.”

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An interesting choice from the Portuguese winger.

The easy option would’ve been something like ‘Faith’, ‘Freedom’ or ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’. Let’s be clear, the guy had hits.

With ‘Father Figure’, we can tell Jota likes more sparse production. Maybe it’s the tinkling piano line in the bridge he particularly likes, or the post-Phil Collins’ compressed drum sound.

Hopefully, he’ll tell us more one day.

The Benfica loanee also talked about his delight at scoring under the Paradise lights, his favourite films, and travelling around Glasgow on an open-top bus.

Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images

He’s also been to Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, which is a very good shout.

It’s genuinely really interesting to see what players make of joining Celtic, and these Instagram Q+As are a simple and effective way of getting to know the players.

As covered in a previous article, Ange Postecoglou has signed really positive figures for the dressing room. Perhaps Ange is the real ‘Father Figure’ here.

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