Celtic fans react to Jota display vs Bayer Leverkusen
A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Jota after the Hoops were beaten by Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League on Thursday.
What’s the story?
Ange Postecoglou’s side face an uphill battle if they hope to get out of their group after suffering another defeat.
Two first-half goals, along with a penalty and a stoppage-time strike after the break gave the Bundesliga side the win at Parkhead. And in truth, few Celtic players seemed to emerge with any sort of credit.
There were mistakes, with neither centre-back impressing. Meanwhile, David Turnbull made a huge error before the opening goal.
But one player who did receive some praise was Jota. The 22-year-old was seen as the one player who may get Celtic back into the contest.
No Hoops player completed a greater number of successful dribbles than the Benfica loanee (Whoscored). He seemed to provide the quality that the rest of the ranks lacked against Leverkusen.
And while Celtic fans were given little to smile about, many have taken to Twitter to laud Jota’s display for the Bhoys.
Several have implored the Hoops to make his deal permanent at the earliest opportunity. He has been a revelation since his arrival in the summer.
‘A shining light’: Celtic fans laud Jota after Europa League defeat
They are adamant that Celtic must pay what it takes to get the move sorted because he has been superb during his loan.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Celtic fans were saying about Jota during and after their disappointing defeat to Leverkusen on Thursday night…
Jota the only plus tonight we’ve got to sign him
— J.P.Mullen-Celtic fc (@Buzzbomb11) September 30, 2021
Jota is wonderful. A shining light
— Lainey D. 🏴⚽️ (@Lainey__D) September 30, 2021
Jota has been brilliant
— Richard Murphy (@RichardMurphy80) September 30, 2021
Jota again, only player with pass marks for me
— Lennon (@_Lennon1967) September 30, 2021
Jota the one man team
— Stu 🌸🍀 (@StueyBhoy1888) September 30, 2021
jota is unreal🍀🍀
— KT🍀 (@kierant75116806) September 30, 2021
I’d cut short Jota’s loan deal short right now and pay whatever they want for him
— Wull Dee (formerly Wull See) (@whakit) September 30, 2021
Pay the money for Jota now…..right now!
— sunnycoastbhoy (@sunnycoastbhoy) September 30, 2021
I don’t care what it costs get Jota signed up on a permanent deal ASAP!! Boy is unplayable
— Megan (@heyitsmegx) September 30, 2021
Jota gets big pass marks tonight 👌🍀
— Wee Brian * (@wearyprovo) September 30, 2021