Wolves legend Steve Bull has praised Raul Jimenez and excited by his fledgling partnership with Hwang Hee-Chan.
Bull used his Express and Star column to hail Jimenez, who set up Hwang’s two goals against Newcastle last time out.
The legendary striker feels that Jimenez can strike up the same relationship with the South Korean that he had with Diogo Jota.
“What I saw against Newcastle was the Jimenez we all know and love. He was hustling and bustling, chasing balls down and going for headers – he did it all,” he wrote.
“The two of them clicked and can frighten teams, even though they are not playing as a traditional strike pairing.
“When you look back at some of Jimenez’s finest work in a Wolves shirt, a lot of it has come when he has had someone to work with.
We all know what he and Diogo Jota did to teams, and there was a long spell where he and Adama Traore combined to great effect. Hwang’s presence just seems to have added a spring to his step.
“So, if that kind of thing can be recreated with Hwang, Wolves are on to a winner. Jimenez had been playing up front on his own and you can get fed up when you’re just chasing everything by yourself.”
Hwang has taken some of the goalscoring burden from Jimenez, and consequently some of the pressure.
As well as that, he can burst in behind, and allow Jimenez to drop in and get on the ball.
It’s similar to Harry Kane and Heung-min Son at Tottenham last season under Jose Mourinho and hopefully the relationship continues to blossom.
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