Jorge Simao tipped the Liverpool striker to vary into a successor of Cristiano Ronaldo back when he performed for Pacos de Ferreira.
Liverpool striker Diogo Jota changed into as soon as named as “the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo” even sooner than he sparkled in the Premier League. His feeble coach Jorge Simao believed that the 23-300 and sixty five days-former could possibly possibly change into a high prospect back in 2016. Jota, alternatively, changed into as soon as quiet a work in growth at some level of that point in his popularity of starting up place Portugal. And he attracted consideration from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid to receive a transfer for him while at Pacos de Ferreira.
At that level, Simao made it sure that Jota would practice the crawl of his handsome countryman Ronaldo. He told The Athletic: “No person does what Jota is doing now with out having staunch ambition.
“When he signed for Porto [in 2016], I told a Portuguese web map that, for me, Jota would possibly possibly be the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Obviously, that changed into as soon as rather a huge claim to receive for the time being. Because Jota had excellent performed for Pacos and had no longer had a staunch time at Atletico Madrid.
“When Jota signed for Liverpool, I despatched him a message to congratulate him. He spoke back, 5 seconds later, with a link to that former article about him and Ronaldo.
“It changed into as soon as the very first component he despatched! He'll must have faith had it bookmarked. Impossible! He hadn’t forgotten.”
Liverpool transferred Jota at Anfield from Wolves at some level of this summer transfer window. The Portuguese netted 44 targets in 131 outings at Molineux and didn't purchase time to study at his recent membership. Furthermore, Jurgen Klopp build in £45 million for the starlet with the wish to fetch his putting pressure.
And now, Jota has proved to be a successful signing following his seven targets in 11 appearances for the Merseyside membership. Only time will allege us if he'll change into great to be billed as Cristiano Ronaldo’s successor.