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Jimenez speaks out about missing last Mexico call-up

Raul Jimenez was called up by Mexico during the last international break but didn’t join the squad.

There was a row concerning quarantining upon his return and many Premier League sides were in the same boat.

In the end, the issue was resolved and Jimenez did not miss any Wolves matches.

This time around, he has made his Mexico return, playing in the 1-1 draw with Canada earlier this week.

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As per the club website, Jimenez has spoken about what he needs to do to ensure he does not miss any Wolves games upon his return.

“Everyone knows and understands that the UK government was very strict about that trip,” he said.

“Should I have come to Mexico, I would have had to quarantine in a hotel in the UK on my return, which was not the right thing to do for anyone.

“That would have meant I was going to miss three matches, which would have been a harsh punishment for me and for Wolves. Wolves have always been willing to let me play for Mexico.

“They’ve been very supportive and, in the end, we could reach an agreement with the UK authorities. This time, when I will return to the UK, I’ll have to follow a specific protocol, but it won’t be so strict as before.

“I’ll be able to go to training and play matches for Wolves, as long as I remain in the bubble set up by the club.”

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It is a good thing for Jimenez and Wolves that the issue has been resolved and will not resurface this time around.

Jimenez is coming towards something approaching his best form and linking up with his country will only boost his confidence.

He has two more games to come before he returns to Molineux; a home clash with Honduras on Monday before a trip to face El Salvador in the early hours of Thursday morning (UK time).

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