Spanish attacker Jota made his Aston Villa debut in their 3-0 win over Minnesota United at the Allianz Field in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The 28-year-old completed a move to Villa Park last month, joining the club in a deal which saw Gary Gardner move in the opposite direction.
The Villa fans were able to see the attacker in action for the first time against Minnesota, who conceded three times without reply in the pre-season clash.
Head coach Dean Smith selected Jota in his starting XI before changing his entire side at the interval, which is often the case during pre-season.
It was certainly a positive start from the Premier League club, who will continue their preparations against Shrewsbury Town at the weekend.
Watch how to cross the road like a boss with freestyler Ben Nuttall in the video below…
Villa’s official website called Jota “the standout performer in the first half” and a number of the club’s fans have taken to social media to hail his display.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
He looks a player to the surprise of no one who has a brain.
— Captain Grealish. (@10Grealish) July 18, 2019
A real bargain. Looks class because he’s playing in a team that passes the ball on the floor ?
— Mark Smith (™️) (@smithy1874) July 18, 2019
— matt (@txrrify) July 18, 2019
Best player so far
— Dan Wright (@WrightDan0800) July 18, 2019
man of the match
— alex markou (@alex_avfc04) July 18, 2019
Very impressed with him. Good link up play with Jack and works hard tracking back ??
— Gordon Holloway (@gasvilla66) July 18, 2019
Been fantastic ?
— JSB (@jsb_av1) July 18, 2019
He’s insane ?
— Ben Wright (@Benztheking316) July 18, 2019