How is Wolves forward Diogo Jota handling social distancing?
Guardian journalist Paul Doyle has spoken to Wolves forward Diogo Jota during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Football’s suspension came at a bad time for Jota, as he was finding his form at the business end of the season.
Just before the halt, Jota had scored six goals for Wolves in five games. Jota has scored 15 goals across all competitions in 2019/20.
However, Jota is level-headed about why football is now suspended:
The goal is for us all to be together again once this situation ends.
Like many football fans, Jota also confirmed that he’s spending much of his quarantine time playing Football Manager:
I happen to be training Telford United on Football Manager. I’m already in 2029.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) April 6, 2020
Why Diogo Jota supports Everton
During the interview, Jota revealed that he has an affinity with Everton:
I loved to watch Everton play, especially when they were playing at home.
It was not a club that fought for the title but that always made life very complicated for the big teams. And I loved that drive and competitiveness. They were relentless.
Yet, when it comes to Liverpool, Jota believes that it makes sense to crown the Reds champions if the season is ended prematurely:
If we were to have the misfortune of not being able to end the season, I think that few people would oppose this.
Of course, there are always rival clubs that could be against that but I think 95% of people would agree. For me (Liverpool) would be fair champions.
‘Bruno Fernandes is more ambitious than every other Man United player’
Diogo Jota also spoke about Portuguese international teammate, Bruno Fernandes.
The midfielder joined Man United from Sporting CP in January, and his impact has since been significant.
For Jota, Bruno Fernandes has already proven that he has greater ambition than every other player at Old Trafford:
I don’t know if he is the best [player at United] but he’s the most ambitious. And that makes a difference.
You can clearly see the difference between United with and without Bruno Fernandes. He takes on the responsibility and aspires for more than what they are doing.
I think they owe him a lot already. And that is not only related to his quality, but also to his ambition and personality.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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