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Jota hails Celtic’s passion ahead of Scottish Cup final with Inverness
By NewsChain Sport,
Jota described Celtic as a big club with “a lot of soul” as he looked forward to the Scottish Cup final against Inverness at Hampden Park on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Portuguese winger is looking to help the Hoops to a domestic treble against the Championship side after winning the cinch Premiership title for the second year in a row and beating Old Firm rivals Rangers in the Viaplay Cup final.
Jota who signed from Benfica on a five-year deal last season after a loan spell at the Parkhead club, has become a fans’ favourite and he told CelticTV: “This is such a big club with a lot of soul.
“I see clubs with soul and that is what I want for my life and my career and Celtic is no different.
“We are probably one of the best clubs in the world in terms of passion, in terms of soul and our fans speak for themselves.
“That’s what I want to do, every time I step in Celtic Park or away game I feel the extra push from the fans.
“It is just an amazing feeling that not a lot of athletes can have and I just want to get the best from it.”
Jota, who scored the only goal of the game against Rangers in the semi-final at Hampden Park to take his tally to 14 for the season, is “very excited” about the final where the Hoops are overwhelming favourites to beat the Highland club and complete the clean sweep.
He said: “It is something that we have been working hard for since day one.
“We wanted to win the championship and be in the two cup finals so one is done (final) so another one to go.
“So we go strong, again, definitely.”
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