Conor Coady has lauded his Wolves teammate Raul Jimenez after the striker got back amongst the goals on Sunday.

The 30-year-old struck against Southampton, helping Wolves to a much-needed 1-0 win.

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Raul Jimenez (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

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The win has lifted Wolves up to 14th in the Premier League table.

It was a brilliant performance from Jimenez, who has been chipping away in recent weeks.

He’s had a lot of chances, and also created many, but that first goal had been eluding him.

Thankfully he managed to bag against the Saints – and what a goal it was.

After the game, Bruno Lage wasn’t really surprised about Jimenez scoring, and captain Coady gave a similar reaction.

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He said: “I’m just so, so proud of what he’s gone through, what he’s done, how he’s got through it, the character he’s shown, the bravery, the courage, and his goal was the same old Raul. It’s something we became accustomed to before he got injured.

 

“The injury hit everybody hard, so to see him score again is absolutely incredible and he really deserves it. He works so, so hard in training every week, he’s been working on his finishing since he’s been back, and what a goal it was.”

“There was no question marks from our behalf. We believe in him no matter what, he’s one of the best strikers in the world in our eyes, we’re so lucky to have him at this football club.”

Jimenez evidently has amazing character

Clearly, Jimenez is massively respected behind the scenes at Wolves.

Coady is not the first at Wolves to hail Jimenez for how hard he works and what he shows in training.

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Jimenez and Coady (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

And he probably won’t be the last.

It is absolutely brilliant to hear how well he is doing in the aftermath of his horror injury, and such a relief it does not seem to have knocked him.

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