During September’s international break, Raul Jimenez was sent back to Wolves midway through, not travelling to face the US away in a Mexico friendly.
There was confusion in the Mexican media at the time, with claims first coming out of a muscle issue, with it then being suggested Wolves had requested he return rather than play in two friendlies.
Now, similar could be happening. Jimenez played against Costa Rica, and scored, in a 3-2 victory in the early hours of Friday morning.
The national manager had suggested that those in the squad who play their club football in Europe may return home after the match, rather than waiting and facing Chile in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Speaking to ESPN Mexico, Jimenez said he hadn’t “talked about anything” with regards to this with his national manager, and he wasn’t sure everyone playing in Europe would be sent home because some didn’t start the Costa Rica match.
Wolves face Watford on Saturday 20th October, if Jimenez doesn’t finish the Mexico match until around 5am on the 17th in Querétaro City, then it’ll be a big ask for him to start in the Premier League.
Nuno Espirito Santo may well be on the telephone around about now.