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Raul Jimenez wants it all with Wolves

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Raul Jimenez says playing every week at Wolves has improved his game as he declared: “I want it all.”

Raul Jimenez (© AMA / Robbie Jay Barratt)

The Mexican striker has starred for Wolves this season with 16 goals in all competitions.

Wolves will pay £32million to buy the 27-year-old in the summer from Benfica.

Jimenez said he’d been looking for his big Premier League chance for four years – and now he’s taken it.

“This was my opportunity,” he said. “This was the thing I was looking for, since four years ago. Now I have it I’m not going to let it go. I want it all and I think that makes me do the things I’m doing.

“Playing every week gives you some more capacity, physically and mentally, with the ball.

“You have to keep improving and giving your best and if you’re playing every week you’re happy inside and outside the pitch.

“The Premier League is different and more competitive. I like the style of play, it’s a fast league but all teams can beat all teams.”

Jimenez quickly adapted to Premier League life and in this calendar year in particular he’s become prolific in front of goal, netting nine in his past 15 appearances. His partnership with Diogo Jota has also come on leaps and bounds.

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“Since the beginning of the season we were looking for that,” he said of his Jota link-up.

“It went a little bit in the middle of the season but now we’re having a very good moment. It’s a very good partnership.

“We have to continue like that.

“In general it’s been very good since I arrived, I remember my first match here against Villarreal (in pre-season) and the fans received me very well.

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“I love to be here, I love to hear the song they have composed every time we play at Molineux.

“That’s amazing and it gives me extra to do the best on the pitch.

“Being part of this team is an amazing thing. I’m very proud of all my team-mates, all the people around the club are amazing. We are like a big family.”

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers
@tim_spiers_Star

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living

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