Jota has joined the long list of footballers to sing the praises of playing at Celtic Park.
From Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Paolo Maldini through to Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo the biggest names in the game have spoken fondly on European clashes in front of the Celtic support.
Tuesday against Ferencvaros was a different ball game with a daytime kick-off but roared on by 50,000 plus Ange Postecoglou’s side showed the spirit of previous generations to overwhelm their opponents and deliver the prospect of progress in the Europa League.
Jota was key to the victory- providing assists for both goals with his pass for Kyogo’s opener likely to be remembered for years to come.
Talk of making his move permanent may be slightly premature but while some players struggle to adapt to Scottish life and the expectations of playing for Celtic Jota seems to be all in after less than two months at the club
He told The Sun:
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.
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.
After pulling in just over 50,000 to watch Ferencvaros those fans and a few more are expected on Saturday with St Johnstone the next visitors to Celtic Park.