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Blaise Bourgeois

Diogo Jota: My own family thought I was crazy for joining Wolves


Diogo Jota is a man on fire, scoring six Premier League goals in his last 13 games.

Jota and Wolves have been incredible this season and are currently on pace for Europa League qualification in seventh place with eight games to play.

As Jota reflects on his decision to join Ruben Neves and the then-Championship side from Atlético Madrid last season, he admits even his own family thought he was out of his mind.

“Many people in Portugal criticised me – and Ruben (Neves).

“They were saying ‘you are going from a Champions League club to a lower division in another country, are you crazy?’

“I said, ‘No, I believe in the project and then, if everything goes well like I expect, next season you have the reason’.

“Fortunately everything went well, and we are here now, and everyone understands now.

“Ruben and I have improved as players and now no one doubts our qualities.”

Wolves host Manchester United this Saturday in the FA Cup quarter-finals.