Jota: ‘This team is a pleasure’

By Graham Hill

VILLA winger Jota says he is ‘in his best moment’ now after signing from Birmingham City this summer.

The Spaniard has shown impressive form in Villa’s pre-season and is clearly keen to test himself against Premier League opposition.

Jota admits he has fitted straight in at Villa after working with boss Dean Smith at Brentford before moving to Blues two years ago.

And he says playing alongside the likes of Jack Grealish is a pleasure.

Jota told Villa’s official website: “I know Jack from playing against him with Brentford and Birmingham.

“He moves the ball very well, and always wants to play the ball in a combination.

“I’m happy to be on the pitch with him because I feel we have the same style of football and we can combine. Really for me it is so pleasurable to play with quality players.

“Since the manager called I knew I wanted to come here, because I know the way he likes to play football is the way I like, it is similar. I am very happy to work with him.

“It was a good time at Brentford, I know him very well and I feel I want to give back to him with the confidence he has put in me.

“Really I am feeling in my best moment now. I have more experience now, I have played a lot of games, and I feel this is good a moment to have this opportunity at such a big club.

“I’m very happy with the team principles, to take the ball, work with it, because that’s my favourite style to play.

“I feel more comfortable with this because the team always want to play that style.

“I’ve settled very well, I’m very happy to be here. I feel comfortable with the style of play.”

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