Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota has taken to Twitter with a message for the club's fans following the conclusion of their first season back in the Premier League in which he won the Goal of the Season award.
The 22-year-old joined Wolves in the summer of 2017, initially on loan from Atletico Madrid, but a permanent deal with Jota was agreed the following January, being made effective on 1 July.
Jota registered an impressive 17 goals and eight assists in 44 Championship appearances (Transfermarkt) as the Molineux side were promoted as champions and he continued his good work into the top flight.
The ex-Atleti ace grabbed nine goals and five assists in 33 Premier League appearances, plus one goal and two assists in the FA Cup (Transfermarkt), as Wolves finished seventh in the top-flight table and reached the semi-finals of the latter competition.
One of Jota's goals saw him slot home from around 10 yards after a superb fluid passage of play involving Morgan Gibbs-White and Raul Jimenez (Wolves official Twitter clip of goal) to pick apart Cardiff City en route to a 2-0 win at Molineux in March.
The strike saw the Portuguese awarded the Goal of the Season accolade and he tweeted a message to the fans featuring a picture of him with the trophy:
Well it's officially the end of the season ... And what a season !— Diogo Jota (@DiogoJota18) 15 May 2019
My first @premierleague campaign ended whith a magnificent 7th place and the award "Goal of the season"
Very happy and with the desire for more success!
Next season we will be back... stronger ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/BFNp6fn8WM
Here is how some of the Old Gold faithful responded on the social media platform:
WHAT. A . PLAYER— Justin (@JustinWulf1977) 15 May 2019
All new to the premiership! So nervous in the beginning, know what to expect next season...massive well done...cmon you wolves.....— Dot Millichap (@talk2dotti) 15 May 2019
Its been my favourite season ever as a Wolves fan. Thanks for all your efforts. Please stay forever— STEVE WILSON (@stevewil94) 15 May 2019
Brilliant play to the both of you. You’ve made Wolves so good and you’ve brought joy to Wolves fans who have never seen such lovely football and high achievements— Jon Purdie (@Juanpurdino) 15 May 2019
Thank you for a great season Diogo. Enjoy the break and can’t wait to see you next season :-))— Toby Jones (@toby8819) 15 May 2019
Top, Top player!! Congrats on the award!!— Steve Wiles (@SteveWiles20) 16 May 2019
Great stuff Diogo ! Well deserved recognition. Its been a pleasure watching you this season.— Pierre Mallia (@TuscanRanger) 16 May 2019
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