Former Wolves midfielder David Edwards has praised the performances of Molineux duo Max Kilman and David Edwards in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Tottenham.
Kilman helped Wolves keep a clean sheet and get back to winning ways in a game where Jimenez opened the scoring after some chaotic home defending.
Edwards praised the pair in his Express and Star column in the wake of a hugely important weekend in the race for European football.
“Defensively Wolves were also back to their best and Max Kilman, who has perhaps dropped off his usual levels in recent weeks, was incredible again. He was up against England captain Harry Kane, the best striker in the country, and he marshalled him all game,” he wrote.
“Raul Jimenez found that aggression against Spurs which we all know he has but has been missing for a couple of months. It was probably one of his best performances of the season. When he plays well, Wolves play well, it is as simple as that.
“He makes the ball stick and brings players into play. He doesn’t give defenders a second with his work-rate off the ball and he bullies them in all aspects.
“Unfortunately he hasn’t been on that form enough this season, which you can understand with what he’s been through in the last year, but if he can replicate that performance more often it will give Wolves a platform to build off.”
Wolves needed a big performance and their talismanic striker stepped up in a game which really mattered.
As Edwards eluded to, Jimenez has not been at his absolute best this season and that is understandable given the circumstances around his return to action.
But he scored on international duty and that – combined with his weekend goal – should give him confidence.
If Raul gets on a scoring run, that will elevate Wolves in the race for Europe and could make all the difference.
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