Jota explains what he's told his family and friends about Celtic Park

By David Walton

October 21, 2021

Celtic winger Jota has explained what he’s told his family and friends about Parkhead in a superb appraisal that shows just how much he’s loving life.

Jota has been a revelation this season after joining on a season-long loan from Benfica. However, it’s not just his on-field performances that have been increasing his connection with the Celtic supporters.

The Portuguese youth international has spoken extremely well since his move to Glasgow. He’s painting the picture of someone who’s fallen in love with the club even this early on. As expected, his genuine affection for all things Celtic appears to have wooed supporters even more.

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And as he brilliantly opened up on Celtic Park, he revealed what he’s been telling his “family and friends” about the place.

As quoted by the Scottish Sun, Jota said: “I would like for every football fan just to experience a game in Celtic Park. I’m telling this to my family and my friends because it is definitely something different.

“You feel things about football that you don’t feel in other places. The atmosphere on Tuesday spoke for itself. It was an afternoon when most people have to work and the stadium was still full.

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“They have to come from their jobs or they are skipping, I don’t know! But they make the effort to come to our games and enjoy them and we are grateful.”

Jota continues his Celtic love affair with class Parkhead remarks

Well, these aren’t comments that will push the Celtic fans away from him to any degree. He’s showing exactly how much he not only respects and loves the club, but also his genuine admiration for it.

You can always get the sense when a footballer is faking things or putting on a face for the media. It can become generic and, in all fairness, can look a bit desperate.

Jota doesn’t need to try too hard when speaking about Celtic. The reason being because it comes from a place of affection. He has genuinely strong feelings about the football club and has no problem expressing those feelings to the media.

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He’s clearly been taken aback by Celtic Park, and no wonder. You wouldn’t have anywhere near the same figure the Hoops had on Tuesday if it were an EPL club in action. That’s the difference, and it’s why our supporters are deemed the greatest in the world by many.

You could see how the crowd helped to push Celtic on to a big win against Ferencvaros. A win that may not have been found had there been an empty stadium like last year. The importance of the supporters has been proven time and time again this season alone.

For someone like Jota experiencing them for the first time, it’s no wonder he’s been taken aback.

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