Brentford wing wizard Jota paid tribute to his father for guiding him through the early stages of his football career.

Up until the age of 12, the Spaniard's parent was also his football coach and the 25-year-old credited his father for teaching him about the game.

He said: “My first team was Xuventud Aguiño. Between the ages of seven and 12, my father was my coach. These years were incredible. I learnt a lot.

“My father always worked behind me. I signed my first contract at Celta Vigo. I played well and they told me they wanted to sign me.

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Jota still has fond memories of his time as a youth footballer and recalls making his Celta Vigo debut at the age of 18.

He said: “When you’re young you enjoy every moment. I think when I made my professional debut was a very big moment at 18 when I made my debut. I have a lot of good moments.”

The wing wizard also believes that Brentford can make a serious push for promotion next season after their 10th placed finish last term.

He added: “I think we can make a push for promotion next year. We have great players and a great team. Every player has talent.”