IT is perhaps unsurprising that of the multiple Celtic arrivals this summer, it has been those in attacking areas who have impressed the most. And of those, perhaps outside Kyogo Furuhashi, it has been the wingers who have caught the eye.

Liel Abada on the right and now Joao Jota on the left have taken the responsibility thrust upon them by Ange Postecoglou in their stride, with the Celtic manager placing huge importance on his wide men as part of his attacking plan. As well as providing for others, Postecoglou demands that they too get on the scoresheet on a regular basis.

For Jota, the move to Glasgow has met every expectation both on and off the field so far, with the attacking philosophy doggedly pursued by Postecoglou chiming perfectly with the Portuguese winger’s strengths.

“I think football is universal,” Jota said. “I came here to play football and this team plays football.

“Of course, there are plenty of differences between the places I’ve been like last year in Spain or in Portugal the last few years, but I just need to adapt and enjoy the football.

“I think you guys here enjoy football a lot, and I was hoping for something like that, so I’m very happy to be here.”

What has surpassed his expectations has been the Celtic Park experience, something he thought may have been oversold to him before he experienced it for himself.

“Woah, it’s amazing huh?” he said. “I really like it. The atmosphere is very good.

“Everything that people have told me about Celtic has come true, and I just want to enjoy it as much as I can.”

He certainly enjoyed milking the adulation of the home crowd after bagging his first goal for the club in the win over Raith Rovers on Thursday night, taking a lovely through ball from James McCarthy in his stride before finishing coolly past Jamie McDonald. And the knee slide celebration was almost as impressive.

“That was in the moment,” he said. “I don’t do that at home, that’s for sure. It was just natural, it was just me.

“The most important thing was that I helped the team with the goal, and then the celebration just came naturally.

“It was an unbelievable feeling. I was really hoping for this to happen, and fortunately it happened on Thursday.

“I’m really happy. The lads have been helping me a lot and now I’m looking forward to doing more.

“I’ve been here for two and a half or three weeks, and the process has been amazing. They are very welcoming.

“I don’t think that’s the most important thing [to get my first goal early in my Celtic career]. First, it’s the team, then the victories and the process, and the rest will then come easily.

“Of course, the atmosphere with the fans will help. If we play good football, if we deliver the results, for sure they will be with us.

“That is what we are hoping for. We work every day to do that, and we are hoping for a lot more.

“I think game by game we are learning with each other. There are plenty of new players, we just need to fit in, trust the process and deliver game after game, and I think we are doing that.”

Well, game after game at home in any case. Jota can offer no explanation as to why Celtic’s form has varied so wildly to date between flawless on their own patch and flaky when they go on their travels, but he has faith that they will soon find a level of consistency.

“I didn’t know that, I’ve only been here for three weeks,” he said. “It’s a good record here.

“We just look at it game by game and try to do our best, so we go to the next game trying to put into practice what we have done in training, and we just have to stick together and fight for each other to deliver the result.”