Wolves star Adama Traore has lavished praise on Raul Jimenez following the Mexican’s performance against Tottenham Hotspur.
The striker started on the bench against Spurs, but came on for the injured Diego Costa in the first-half.
Jimenez played like a man possessed in the 1-0 win and was everywhere for Wanderers.
He seemed like he had a point to prove, and actually looked like the player of old at times.
It was his shot that forced a saved from Fraser Forster before Traore followed up for the goal.
Given the injury to Costa, it’s now likely Jimenez will get an extended run in the starting XI for Wolves.
That is likely to please Traore, who links up well with the 31-year-old. In the 2019/20 season, the pair combined for 10 goals in the Premier League.
Speaking about his teammate, Traore said (Express & Star): “It’s massive. He’s an amazing player and I’ve been playing with him for a long time.
“He’s a great guy and I’m so happy for him for the performance, I think he did great.
“I thought it was in (Jimenez’s header). We are going to keep working, keep improving and we are going to have this connection for sure.”
Raul Jimenez’s performance against Tottenham was highly encouraging, as Adama Traore sings praises
Traore clearly loves playing with Jimenez, whose performance against Tottenham was just outstanding.
He was everywhere for Wolves and looked determined to prove a few people wrong. Perhaps even his own manager after not starting him.
The question now is whether Jimenez can build on that fine display and continue to be influential for Wolves.
That has always been the issue since his terrible injury.
He’s had odd games where he has looked a bit like his old self, but been unable to turn it into an extended period of good form.
If he can do it now under Lopetegui, then Wolves will have no worries come the end of the season.