Jota delivers class response to his Celtic song going viral

By John McGinley

March 17, 2023

If you’ve been online at all over the last few weeks you will surely have seen a few different variations of Jota’s Celtic song doing the rounds on social media.

The Portuguese winger has long enjoyed the vocal support of fans from the terraces but the catchy tune assigned to him was covered by singer-songwriter Ellie Dixon on BBC radio, before Glaswegian artist Bemz added his own unique twist to it.

Asked about the tune going viral, how it feels to hear in the stands and be a hero of the Celtic support, Jota responded [Celtic FC]: “Yeah, I’ve listened to that. Shoutout to the people who did that. It was really talented what they’ve done. I was really grateful to hear that and I hope people have a great time listening to it.

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“I think that says a lot about what Celtic is. Once you get that feeling, it’s amazing and there’s a sparkle on everyone. I’m just happy that happened. In the end, if the fans can have our back and help us achieve our goal, everything will be better.

“My job is to deliver on the pitch and that’s what I look for every day. I just try to give my best in every game and in every training session so I can help the team achieve. If we can deliver a good show to the fans as well, it’s important because want to practice good football and I’ think we’ve been doing that.”

Jota’s impressive season set to continue

Jota has notched up an impressive 19 direct goal contributions this season, ten of which have been his own efforts hitting the back of the net. He’s not all show – the winger can be devastatingly effective. It’s easy to understand why he’s become such a popular member of the squad.

In media appearances, he comes across as humble and determined to improve, too. He has the kind of personality and drive that really typifies this Ange Postecoglou team’s march to consistent success. You can see that in the way he plays with defensive effort as important to his all-round game as attacking flair.

It all means he’s likely to continue as a key part of the manager’s starting eleven for the remainder of the season, despite stiff competition on the wings. We’ll be hearing far more of his song along the way, no doubt.

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