Liverpool’s Diogo Jota was showered with praise last night as the forward starred for Portugal in their historic 9-0 win against Luxembourg.
The Euro 2016 winners maintained their perfect qualifying record ahead of next year’s competition with their biggest-ever result, with Jota scoring a brace as well as bagging an assist.
With Cristiano Ronaldo missing the fixture through suspension, Roberto Martinez has some serious decisions to make, with Jota staking a big claim to lead Portugal’s line for the foreseeable future.
‘Destructive’ Jota wins praise after Portugal win
It was a night to remember for Portugal, who recorded their biggest international win against a Luxembourg side that had taken an impressive ten points from their opening five qualifiers.
And Jota was certainly a figure who was showered with praise, with Marca noting in their live blog the ‘destructive’ finishing the £40m Liverpool star showed for Portugal.
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Liverpool will hope for repeat form from Jota this weekend
A brace and an assist is as good a performance one could get from a top forward these days, especially from one as versatile as Jota.
And Liverpool will be hopeful that the attacker can repeat his international performance for Portugal this week against Wolves, who the Reds will meet this weekend.
Indeed, Jota’s role in Portugal’s historic win will go down in the record books, and many Liverpool fans will be excited to see how the attacker does upon his return this weekend.