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Ronaldo Is My Inspiration –Jota

Ronaldo Is My Inspiration –Jota

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has revealed his admiration for Al-Nassr captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, saying that he has always looked up to him for inspiration.

Jota pointed out that Ronaldo continued to perform at a high level even after reaching the age of 30, scoring over 200 goals for both club and country during this period.

 

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“You have a lot of energy when you are young but you still make a lot of mistakes and you always learn with experience,”
Jota said as quoted by Mirror.

“I always look up to [Cristiano] Ronaldo, for example, and I think he has scored more goals since he has been over 30 than before he was 30, so that shows as well it is doable.

“It also means if you are 26 you can be away from your prime and that’s what I expect – and that is what I work for as well every day.”

Jota, whose true surname is “Silva”, chose to use the name “Jota” to distinguish himself from other players named Diogo and Silva in the youth academy. “Jota” is the Portuguese pronunciation of the letter “J”, making this equivalent to calling himself “Diogo J”.

Jota is an avid gamer, and as of 6 February 2021, was ranked world No. 1 in FIFA 21’s Champions Leaderboard. He has his own eSports team known as “Diogo Jota eSports” and regularly streams on Twitch.

During the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic he took part in an invitational series of FIFA matches, run by the Premier League, eventually beating future teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold in the final of the competition.

Jota and his wife Rute Cardoso have a son born in 2021.


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