Date: 23rd August 2018 at 5:30pm
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I think it’s fair to say that Jota’s first season at St Andrew’s was a disappointment. Big things were expected when he joined last summer for £6m, but he didn’t really find his form until Garry Monk’s arrival.

That is not say he can’t do a lot better than he did last night. His decision making is still questionable, but if he can improve his final ball he may prove the catalyst for getting us firing in front of goal.

Fans on Twitter thought that the Spaniard was one of best players against Bolton yesterday:

Even Bolton fans were praising the 27-year-old’s display according to one supporter:

If you look at his respective records at both Brentford and with us, it’s clear that Jota has the potential to do a lot more.

He scored 12 goals and five assists in the 16/17 campaign for the Bees in just 21 appearances. For us, so far, he has managed five goals and two assists in 38 games.

Of course, I do appreciate that he was playing in a more expansive team at Griffin Park but I feel that if Monk can get just a bit more out of him, we could solve some of our issues in the final third.

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