Raul Jimenez is gearing up for the World Cup with Mexico – and his girlfriend has this morning taken aim at the press following a hectic past few weeks.
The 31-year-old is seeking to build his fitness ahead of the nation’s opening group stage match against Poland.
The star has been working hard to return from a groin injury that he has been suffering from for a while.
Jimenez hasn’t played for Wolves since the 0-0 draw with Bournemouth at the end of August.
He had been named on the bench for the game against Southampton, but pulled out of the matchday squad due to the injury.
Jimenez has been unavailable for selection for Wolves since then.
It has been a race against time for him to be fit for the World Cup.
But last week he got 45 minutes in a friendly against Sweden. It was clear that he was far away from being match fit.
Over the weekend, footage emerged of Jimenez in Mexico training, with journalist Rodolfo Landeros suggesting he had looked uncomfortable during a rondo session.
This, after another journalist – TV Azteca’s Christian Martinoli – questioned Tata Martino’ decision to name the Wolves striker in his final squad.
The Jimenez situation has definitely received a fair amount of media attention over the past few weeks, and now Jimenez’s girlfriend Daniela Basso has taken a bit of a pop on social media.
She wrote this morning: “The worst enemy of a Mexican is another Mexican, and not to mention the majority of the Mexican press, they are only generating negative things and the treatment is very unfair. The number of lies is not to be said. I repeat it stronger than ever.”
This follows another post she made last Thursday. That one was more defiant. She said: “It’s not the first time we’ve rowed against the current, it’s not the first time we’ve gotten up, stronger than ever before and adding more every day. With all our soul we go with everything.”
Raul Jimenez ought to set the record straight as soon as he can, as star’s girlfriend Daniela Basso calls out media
This is an interesting post from Daniela. Seemingly, they are not best pleased about some of the coverage from the media in previous weeks.
The whole situation has been a bit of a mess.
There has been a lack of communication from all sides; Wolves, Mexico and Jimenez himself.
That has led to some people really sticking the boot in on the Wolves ace. Sadly, the timing of his recovery and the optics of everything have caused some to doubt Jimenez’s commitment to Wolves.
Jimenez’s focus will now obviously be on the World Cup.
But once he’s finished there, he could perhaps do with setting the record straight.