Wolves striker Raul Jimenez put in his best performance of the season against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday – and the club have today shared his touch map from the game.
The 31-year-old was actually named on the bench by Julen Lopetegui, with Diego Costa given the nod to start at Molineux.
But Costa would only last halfway through the first-half.
The veteran landed awkwardly after jumping up with Oliver Skipp, and had to be stretchered off.
Fans are now waiting for an update on the striker’s condition.
Thankfully for Wolves, Jimenez answered the call to arms when he replaced Costa.
Jimenez actually looked somewhat like the player he was before he sustained his awful head injury against Arsenal in November 2020.
He presented as a superb focal point, and linked up brilliantly with those around him.
He came short, ran the channels and looked to get in behind.
And he also had a few efforts at goal and was genuinely a bit unlucky not to have scored a goal.
And once again, he looked very nice in a partnership with Matheus Cunha when the Brazilian came on in the second-half.
It really felt like an all-action display from Wolves’ number nine, and the club have today confirmed that by sharing his official touch map from the game.
It shows that Jimenez really was absolutely everywhere against Spurs.
He even had a few touches in his own penalty area.
It was just brilliant to see, especially given how starved he was against Liverpool on Wednesday. And he was fully deserving of the credit he got from Lopetegui after the game.
Raul Jimenez’s performance against Tottenham should cement his place as a regular starter again for Wolves, as club share star’s amazing touch map
Jimenez was fantastic against Spurs and it’s great to see him being influential again for Wolves.
In general, he has been much, much better for Wanderers since the turn of the year.
It looks as though Costa could now be out for a period of time, meaning Jimenez is surely going to become a starter for Wolves again.
It hasn’t really worked out with Cunha leading the line on his own.
Barring the Liverpool game, Jimenez now has a solid case to be starting regularly moving forward.