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Roma coach Fonseca: Humble, team-oriented Jota deserves Liverpool success

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca is delighted for Diogo Jota over his success with Liverpool.

Fonseca worked with Jota when in charge of Pacos Ferreira and gave him his debut as a 17 year-old.

He recalled to Marca: "He is a very powerful player, very team-oriented and who brings a lot of depth and speed. I don't talk a lot with him, but he deserves what he's living. He made a lot of progress with Nuno at Wolves. His style is ideal for English football.

"I decided to bet on him at a time when we came from some games in which I didn't like our football very much. I remember that, in an away game against Arouca, I decided to start Jota and Andrézinho, two young men who seemed to have a lot of quality. We won the game and, from then on, he played almost always and became a fixture.

"Then everything happened very quickly: he, not long after, became a very important player for Paços. In his second year there, I went to Sporting de Braga and he continued with his upward trajectory. He is a humble boy, who works a lot."

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