Celtic’s excellent record against Hibs will not be a factor in today’s game when the teams meet at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership. That’s the view of Celtic’s Superstar from Portugal who spoke to the media yesterday afternoon ahead of the match.
“I’ve been in football long enough to understand that every game is different so I don’t know if it’s going to be the same again – we don’t think like that,” Jota stated, adding: “Teams have different approaches in every game, and we don’t adapt with the others, we just stick with our principles and our philosophy of the game. So that’s what we are going to do and I hope we can deliver the result in the end.”
“We look forward to this game like we look forward to the other games, so it will be another one for us to go on and compete, and be the best version that we can be, so I’m definitely happy to go again and compete. We are mainly focused on the next game, and the next game will be against Hibs,” Jota said.
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“Of course, we know what our goals and our objectives are for the season. But we’re not there yet, so we’ll need to keep on winning games and developing, so that’s what we want to do. Every game is a different game, there are exciting times ahead for sure because this is the last run of the season but, as I said before, I think we just need to focus on the next game.
“So we are just happy to be in a good position and we go again.”
Jota also spoke about his delight at Ellie Dixon’s beautiful version of Jota on the Wing, which she performed to a UK-wide audience on BBC Radio 5 Live the day before the League Cup final win over theRangers, has been given extra layers of musical input from musicians with the Celtic support.
“I’ve listened to it, shout out to the people that made it. It was very talented what they did,” Jota said.
“I’m very grateful to hear that and I hope people had a good time hearing it. It says a lot about what Celtic is. Once you get that feeling, everything just feels amazing!
“I’m just happy that it happened. In the end, if the fans can be happy and one have our backs helping us to achieve our goal, then everything will be better,” Jota said.
Jota is likely to start this afternoon as Celtic look to maintain their 100% domestic record this season at Celtic Park and maintain or maybe improve the nine points advantage at the top of the league looking down on theRangers, with just nine games remaining after today.