Birmingham City had to wait until their ninth game to win in the league this season and that came against high flying Leeds United.

For the Whites, it was the first defeat in the Championship after Marcelo Bielsa took charge at Elland Road in the summer.

The Blues’ attacking midfielder, Jota gave an interview to Radio Marca after his side’s latest victory and spoke about various topics during the course of the interview.

Garry Monk’s aim is to help his side achieve promotion to the Premier League, but his side are now 17th in the table with nine points, while league leaders Leeds have 18 points.

Fulham, who didn’t enjoy a good start to the last season were successful in making it to the top flight club competition and the former Brentford man uses the Cottagers’ example to suggest how things could quickly change in the Championship.

“The truth is that it was the first we won, we are playing well and this is a good turning point to get a good dynamic. This kind of victories [boost] morale because we won against a favourite rival,” Jota said.

“It seems that if you see the first victory in the ninth match [of the season], it can be a difficult year. From inside you can see the opposite: the fans, the club … everyone is united. Most of the teams that are part of the table half up We will be fighting to have options to be in the playoff.

“The Championship is so crazy that you never know where it’s going to take you, in fact Fulham last year was 15th and in the end it went up.”

On Marcelo Bielsa’s ‘game’ at Leeds United, the Birmingham player said: “He proposes a very nice game, but the Championship is very long, we have to follow our way and I am sure that we will go up.”

Jota also spoke about the opportunities he had to return to Spain in the summer transfer window.

“I’m very happy [here]. In summer, there’s always some offer from Spain… now I’m enjoying myself here, I like football here. The truth is that I would like to be here many years,” he explained.