Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady has spoken about the club’s excitement surrounding the blossoming partnership between Raul Jimenez and Hee-Chan Hwang.
The pair twice linked up to devastating effect in the 2-1 win against Newcastle United to ensure Bruno Lage claimed both his first Premier League point and win at Molineux.
It was Jimenez who got the goal against Southampton last week, but against Steve Bruce’s side, the Mexican played the role of provider to Hwang,
The South Korean’s brace against the Magpies took his Wolves tally to three, which meant that only him and Jimenez have currently scored for Lage’s side in the Premier League so far this season, following Francisco Sierralta’s own goal in the 2-0 win against Watford.
What do people think about the partnership?
Coady couldn’t contain his delight about the potential Hwang and Jimenez have already shown as a duo.
Speaking on Match of the Day after the game, Coady said: “We’re excited. I think everybody associated with our football club is excited. They are two phenomenal footballers but more importantly brilliant people as well.
“To see them linking up well in the games is fantastic to see and honestly they’re a pleasure to play with, both of them, it was fantastic to watch them and hopefully they can carry on now like that for the rest of the season.”
Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright highlighted the previous potent Wolves partnerships that Jimenez had with Diogo Jota and currently has with Adama Traore, and felt that the Mexican and Hwang could replicate those high standards.
Wright said: “Wolves have created so many chances and now they have got two upfront that will now punish people.”
Fellow pundit Danny Murphy said on the blossoming Hwang and Jimenez partnership: “It just seems to be growing and getting better and better because a few weeks ago Wolves couldn’t score a goal.”
The pair’s understanding with one and other is only going to develop with every passing game and we can head into the international break full of optimism.
Jimenez and Hwang look a match made in heaven and let’s hope they both continue to terrify opposition defences.