Diogo Jota repeated the words of Cristiano Ronaldo over and over again.
Liverpool defeated Leeds United 6-1 in the 31st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Elland Road in Leeds, England at 4 am (Korean time) on the 18th. This puts Liverpool (47 points) in 8th place and Leeds (29 points) in 16th place.
Liverpool showed an overwhelming performance. Liverpool took the lead in the 35th minute with Cody Gakpo’s opening goal. He immediately scored an extra goal. In the 39th minute of the first half, Mohamed Salah widened the score by finishing the ball given by Jota with his left foot.
Liz also counterattacked. In the 2nd minute of the second half, Luis Synstera intercepted Ibrahima Konate’s mistake and scored lightly in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper. But Liverpool’s goal feast has begun. In the 7th minute of the second half, Liverpool shook the net by shooting Curtis Jones’ fantastic killer pass. Even after that, Salah, Jota, and Darwin Núñez scored goals and eventually won 6-1. 먹튀검증
With the goal that day, Jota became the first goal of the season and scored multiple goals. The goal against Leeds is bound to be very meaningful to Jota. This is because Jota scored a goal in a year after scoring a league goal against Manchester City in April last season.
In particular, this season has been very painful for Jota. Jota suffered a hamstring injury ahead of the season and was excluded from the team’s power at the beginning of the season. He was injured again just a month after coming back from injury. This time it was a calf injury. Jota collapsed shortly before the end of the match against Man City and was eventually carried off on a stretcher.
Due to a calf injury, he was unable to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Jota himself had a dark time. Even his comeback took 4 months. In the end, Jota made a comeback last February and gradually improved his form. Then he scored 2 goals and 1 assist against Leeds, relieving his heartache.
Jota said he continued to reflect on Ronaldo’s comments. In an interview after the match, he said, “Scoring is like opening a bottle of ketchup. Because when the first drop comes out, everything comes out. It’s one of Ronaldo’s words, and it stuck in my heart for years.”