By Charlie Walker For Mailonline
Published: 13:32 BST, 15 October 2020 | Updated: 13:32 BST, 15 October 2020
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota starred for Portugal in their Nations League win over Sweden and insists he felt no nerves deputising for his nation's all-time top-scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 23-year-old certainly didn't show any sign of pressure as he bagged two goals and an assist in the 3-0 victory over Sweden.
Jota was drafted into the national team by manager Fernando Santos for only his seventh cap and he seized the opportunity with Ronaldo watching on television at home in Italy, following a positive test for coronavirus on Monday.
Diogo Jota said he felt no nerves standing in for Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal's victory
Jota scored twice against Sweden, including this strike, and made a goal for Bernardo Silva
'It was an excellent night, and one of my best performances for my country,' Jota told goal.com, after the Nations League encounter at Portugal's Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.
'There was no pressure to replace Ronaldo. We are professionals and, if the boss chooses 11 players to enter the field,