Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez has vowed to score more goals after he scored his first goal in 336 days. The goal came two months after he recovered from a fractured skull.
Recall that in the early stage of the 2020-2021 season, the 30-year-old Mexican striker was involved in a head collision with Arsenal’s David Luiz in November 2020. He sustained a fractured skull and had to undergo surgery.
Jimenez missed the entire 2020-2021 season due to the injury. When most people thought he might not return to football again, Raul Jimenez was able to recuperate well enough to play professional football again.
The Mexican striker participated fully in Wolves’ preseason ahead of the 2021-2022 season which signaled his return to professional football.
Since the season resumed, Wolves’ new coach Bruno Lage has featured him in all the club’s Premier League games. So far, he has played in 6 league games.
With him on the team, the Wolves have recorded 4 defeats and two wins. Raul Jimenez had his biggest day of the season on Sunday, September 26, when he led the team’s attack against Southampton.
The Mexico international had a very good game to the extent he scored his first goal in almost a year in the 61st minute. Jimenez’s goal was all Wolves needed to record their second Premier League win of the season.
The win has pushed Wolves to the 14th spot on the league table with 6 points in 6 games, 8 points away from first-placed Liverpool.
After the 1-0 win over Southampton, Raul Jimenez took to his Instagram page to share pictures from the game. In the caption, the Mexican striker said his family, teammates, and all the people that supported him during the bad times celebrated the goal with him.
“This goal is not celebrated by me alone, it is celebrated by my family, all my teammates, the doctors, physios, and all the people who have always supported me and never doubted that I would come back stronger”, he wrote. “This is the way and to keep working to go for more.”
Also, Raul Jimenez told Sky Sports after scoring his 35th Premier League goal for Wolves on Sunday that he always wants to score in every game which left him wondering where the goal would come from.
“I want to score every game, I knew the goal was coming, I was fighting for it, working for it and all the team deserves it,” he said.
“I was thinking ‘When will the goal come?’ It felt really good. Four of our five games have been incredible, we need to keep going like this. We did a really good job.
“The fans are always with us, supporting. Our team needs to have them supporting and shouting.”
When Jimenez was recovering from the fractured skull, he was being cared for by his long-time lover Daniela Basso.
The Mexican footballer has been dating the Mexican actress since July 2017. The two lovers are blessed with a daughter, Arya Jimenez. She was born in April 2020.