Video: Jota finally responds to Celtic exit in emotional clip

After his recent Celtic exit, Jota has this evening sent out this emotional video message to the Celtic support who have been wondering why he hadn’t said his formal goodbyes after two unforgettable years wearing the Hoops with such distinction.

The Celtic hero joined Al-Ittihad in a £25m deal that caught many Celtic fans by surprise. The main feeling that surrounded Jota’s move was shock, his transfer happened so quickly and without any warning. many Celtic fans were also hurt by the radio silence displayed by Jota during the breaking transfer news. Jota played a crucial role in Celtic’s success this season, so it was understandably hard to watch him leave the club.

However, Jota has recently posted an emotional video on his Instagram account speaking directly to the Celtic supporters. Here’s what Jota has had to say today.

“No words will ever express how grateful I am for this ride. Let me tell you something, what a f**king ride.”

“I stepped into Paradise as a young lad with dreams to fulfil and a single goal, to find happiness doing what I love the most. I was scared, I had doubts, and I didn’t know what to expect from something that in the end turned out to be one of the most beautiful stories ever.”

Jota of Celtic celebrates after scoring only goal of the game during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 30, 2023 in . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“People often ask me what is so special about Celtic and I feel like there’s no straight answer. There’s no fair answer for it. The answer lies in a deep feeling, a sense, an emotion. There’s a mystical fog flowing around Celtic Park that induces you to this sense of football edge. This football heritage gave us unforgettable moments and you can’t explain it, you need to feel it. You need to respect it.”

“I’m such a lucky man to have lived two years of excitement and getting to evolve as a football player and as a person. To the players, to the staff and for all of the involved departments, a big thank you from me. You made me better.”

Jota of Celtic FC controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic FC at The Marshall Jozef Pilsudski’s Municipal Stadium of Legia Warsaw on September 14, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)

“To the fans, and I always say this, you guys found a way of loving me more than my previous girlfriends and I guarantee you that we were crazy in love. For what matters, I think I loved you more than them so believe me, I’ll love you for life.

“I’ve recently learned that happiness is not found at the finishing line, it lies in the path. I am grateful for every raindrop in Glasgow, and every trip to the Highlands, and wow those were long. Every bit of Glaswegian banter and so it goes on, so many stories, so many things to remember.

“Celtic will always have a special place in my heart, and one day my biggest dream will be to sit down with my kids and just tell them how magical and special this place is because life is all about stories and this one was just unbelievable.

“Today I become another fan, the one that lives and makes the club. Forever yours.”

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