Mexico national team manager Jaime Lozano has praised Fulham striker Raul Jimenez and the manner in which he’s bounced back at Craven Cottage this season.

The national boss has been speaking to Paramount, relayed by Marca, about his players in the Premier League as he undergoes something of a European tour looking at players ahead of the next international break.

Jimenez is one of the players he will be keeping an eye on having managed to bounce back at Fulham this season following the miserable end to his time at Wolves.

The Mexican striker had been struggling for goals at Molineux after coming back from the skull fracture he suffered in November 2020 that saw him spend a year on the sidelines recovering.

He moved to Fulham in a €5m deal in the summer and has managed to find his goalscoring boots again after a slow start, with five goals in 24 games so far already seeing him surpass last season’s tally of three.

It’s put him back in contention for Mexico, with him returning to the set up in September and Lozano clearly keeping an eye on his performances if these latest comments are anything to go by.

“Raúl, beyond that he scored goals late in his signing with Fulham, which helps is very good, in a club that normally defends, but knows how to go on the counterattack, and builds; that is where Raúl Jiménez gives life to this team, resuming the level, praised by his coach; that is good for him, for his club and for us at El Tri,” he said regarding the striker.

“I watch the Premier League every weekend, I love the league because it grows, it is the most professional, it is a treat. I am happy, visiting players.

“It is a long time than we saw each other at the next call, that is why it is important see them, see how they are, see training sessions, from elite coaches and being in the Premier League, training in what I believe is the best league in the world.”