The Mexican version of Marca brings a piece this week highlighting Raul Jimenez’s start to the season for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
They show that it’s been four years since his debut in Europe for Atletico Madrid, and it took him that long to finally have a manager who trusts him enough to give him a secure starting spot.
Starting six straight games this season was equalling a record for him, as it only happened before in his first year at Benfica. But Marca believes that things will go differently this time, as he has more chances to succeed at Wolves.
The newspaper writes that ‘the Mexican has found his place in the Premier League, whose pace and direct style seems to have come perfect to his way of playing’.
They also point out that Jimenez has made his first assist for Wolves in a ‘genius’ play against Manchester United, when João Moutinho scored a beautiful goal.
And to finish the story, a there’s poetic paragraph about the wolves player, which we wouldn’t dare to break off: “An adaptation, to England and the Premier League, which has been immediate. The player’s performance so far is a demonstration that Raúl Jiménez has sufficient level to be very competitive in a great league in Europe. An award for perseverance, work and faith that despite not having the opportunities he might have expected in his first years in Europe, his time would come. His moment is this, and well, he’s taking advantage of it.”