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'The most important thing is the points' says Jota

25 February 2017

Spaniard reacts to bagging a hat-trick against The Millers

Jota was given a standing ovation as he left the pitch with the match ball after Brentford's 4-2 win against Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon. Number 23 notched two goals in second half added time to add to his first half strike that saw him earn Man of the Match.

"I'm very happy," said Jota, speaking to Bees Player after the final whistle. "The team were very good. Maybe it wasn't the best performance but I think the team worked all the time to get the win. We are very happy with the result, three more points and an important result for the team."

The Spaniard bagged a hat-trick in front of over 9,000 fans at Griffin Park, but he is content to play his part in the team's overall performance to get the points for Dean Smith's side.

"Always when you score it's very good, when you score three it's better," he laughed. "I think the most important thing is that the team have three points and we have a good dynamic. For me, the first thing is the team getting a win, if I can score it's good but I'm very happy for the team to collect three points.

"In the first half we had the possession and we dominated but sometimes it's difficult to score goals. The most important thing is the points and now we have a difficult away game where we need to do the same again."

Jota's record since his return has seen him score six goals and make three assists in red and white. He is clearly happy to be playing his football for The Bees again.

"I am very happy with my comeback," said Jota. "The team made me feel welcome from the first day, every player has helped me and I am happy for everyone. We need to keep going and keep it up.

"I am happy because my kids are happy now. They were here today and I scored three goals so that's one for each."

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