6th August 2022; Victoria Park, Dingwall, Scotland, Scottish Premier league football, Ross County versus Celtic FC; Joao Pedro Neves Filipe Jota of Celtic shoots from the edge of the box

Jota has had a terrific start to the season with the Portuguese winger on one goal and three assists after the first two games of the season. 

The 23-year old scored a stunning goal against Aberdeen on the opening day and helped Ange Postecoglou’s side to three points at the weekend as he set up each of the Hoops goals.

He had a terrific campaign last season contributing 13 goals along with 15 assists and is looking as if he will only better than form during this campaign.

The winger is catching the attention of many within Scottish football with him receiving much deserved plaudits.

Jota was outstanding in his first year at the club and he clearly now wants to take it to another level,” said Frank McAvennie speaking to the Scottish Sun.

“It’s safe to say he will be the most fouled player this season, and that’s the sign of someone who’s a game-changer.

“When Jota was good he was superb last time out, but there were a few games where he didn’t quite show up. Even then, though, he still put in a shift and did the hard work.

“In this campaign, though, I think that even in his bad games he’ll be a 7/10. He’s so comfortable on the ball, and I’m really looking forward to watching him every time he plays.”

He certainly was the difference for Celtic at the weekend as he showed some lovely footwork to create the opening goal for Kyogo and whipped in a delightful cross for Moritz Jenz to score on his debut.

In the first two matches, Jota has looked far more comfortable coming off the left wing for Celtic which gives Ange Postecoglou a conundrum.

Daizen Maeda is a highly effective player in the system and was a key part of Celtic’s success in the latter part of last season.

6th August 2022; Victoria Park, Dingwall, Scotland, Scottish Premier league football, Ross County versus Celtic FC; Liel Abada of Celtic makes it 3-1 to Celtic in the 91st minute

With Liel Abada coming off the bench on Saturday to get on the scoresheet with a tremendous strike, Postecoglou may look to play Jota and Abada off the wings which was highly successful for the Hoops before the turn of the year.

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