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Alan Shearer praises 'clinical' Raul Jimenez after his performance for Wolves against Tottenham

Alan Shearer has praised Wolves striker Raul Jimenez for his performance against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The Mexico international opened the scoring for Wanderers, converting a volley after a poor bit of goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris.

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That was Jimenez’s fifth goal of the season, meaning he is now Wolves’ top goalscorer for 2021/22, one ahead of Daniel Podence and Hwang Hee-chan.

It was a sweet moment for Jimenez, who had drawn some criticism after the defeat to Arsenal.

He didn’t have his best game, but against Spurs he was much improved.

He took his goal with aplomb, and it left the Premier League’s all-time goalscorer Shearer impressed.

The former Newcastle United star included Jimenez in his latest Team of the Week, saying of the 30-year-old: “Not only did he show a clinical touch to score but he caused Tottenham Hotspur problems all afternoon.”

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It has been an intriguing season so far from Jimenez.

The star is up to five goals now, and he’s been steady for Wanderers.

He isn’t quite the same coming back from that horrendous skull fracture. But Jimenez has definitely had moments where he has looked like his old self.

For now, it is just about being consistent again for Wolves.

Arguably, Wolves fans couldn’t really have asked for much more given what happened. The fact he is even back playing at all is a bonus.

Jimenez steadily working his way back to top form

He’s had a bit of criticism levelled at him this season at times.

Wolves have had games where they have created a plethora of chances and not scored.

As the main striker, Jimenez is expected to finish off those chances.

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Five goals so far may feel slightly underwhelming, but the former Benfica man has definitely still been having an impact for Wolves.

The goals may not have been flowing that regularly, but his link-up play has still largely looked quite good.

Hopefully come the end of the season, he’ll be back scoring again with a bit more frequency. The finish against Spurs was top-class and hopefully a sign he’s getting his eye in.

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