In just two Celtic appearances Jota has already lived upto and perhaps exceeded the expectations that he arrived with on transfer Deadline Day.
The outstanding Portuguese youth internationalist seemed to have lost his way in the transition to the senior game with Benfica appearing keen to offload him despite a long term contract in place.
Having spoke well at his Celtic media conference and dazzled with his bleached highlights expectations were high for Jota’s debut against Ross County. He didn’t disappoint.
?: Jota vs Real Betis;
— Benfica Youth 2 (@SLBenficaYouth) September 16, 2021
Real Betis is a completely different proposition to the Dingwall side but if anything Jota put in an even more eye-catching and impressive performance.
There were a few tricks and step-overs but also some decisive, driving runs down the right wing- none more so than the assist for Albian Ajeti’s opening goal.
Jota seems a perfect fit for ‘Ange-Ball’ Sunday’s visit to the plastic pitch at Livingston will be another entirely new challenge but with 7,000 away fans he won’t be short of encouragement.