A Benfica youth social media account has collated Celtic loan midfielder Jota’s exploits versus Real Betis on Thursday night.
Sadly, Celtic and Jota were on the losing side but the Hoops did have a lot of positives to take out of the match – especially in an attacking sense.
However, our defence let us down and we were too open after going two goals to the good.
Jota was brilliant at times, towards the end of the game, the winger did look out on his feet but that’s to be expected since he just finished two back to back 90 minutes since 2019.
His movement, range and intelligence will come in very handy for Celtic this season.
Considering the player was out on the right instead of his preferred left hand side, he was certainly up for the battle.
🎥: Jota vs Real Betis;
— Benfica Youth 2 (@SLBenficaYouth) September 16, 2021
Celtic have a pre-agreed option to buy Jota from Benfica in the summer. If things go well over the next 10 months, there will certainly be a case for the club to make this a permanent deal.
We shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves at the moment because loan signings can start strong and fall away like we’ve seen a lot over the last five years.