Former coach of Liverpool player revealed he already knew the 23-year-old would reach the top.
’s ex-coach Jorge Simao claims that the formerPacos de Ferreira
forward was already a star even before entering Premier League spotlight. According to Simao Jota who had caught the attention of several teams while being on the Portuguese squad is setting foot in his fellow countryman stepsCristiano Ronaldo
“When he signed for Porto [in 2016], I told a Portuguese website that, for me, Jota would be the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo.”
“Obviously, that was quite a big claim to make at that time, because Jota had only played for Pacos and had not had a good time at Atletico Madrid.”
“When Jota signed for Liverpool, I sent him a message to congratulate him. He replied, five seconds later, with a link to that old article about him and Ronaldo.”
“It was the very first thing he sent! He must have had it bookmarked. Incredible! He hadn’t forgotten.”
Jota who joined the Reds coming fromWolves
with a £45 million ($58m) worth of deal has scored 44 goals in 131 appearances for his pre-Liverpool home.