Raul Jimenez scores once more: How the soccer world celebrated his first aim because the horrific head damage
Mexican ahead Raul Jimenez was celebrated by the soccer world after scoring his first aim for Wolves since a horrific cranium fracture final yr. The sensational 61st-minute solo effort was sufficient to beat Southampton 1-0 in Premier League Matchday 6 on Sunday.
The Mexico worldwide suffered the damage in a November 2020 match and he was stored out of motion till his return firstly of this season. The final aim scored by the 30-year-old got here 336 days earlier than towards Newcastle United (October 25, 2020).
The aim towards Southampton was a powerful solo effort: The Wolves star ran on to an extended go from goalkeeper Jose Sa, beating Southampton defender Jan Bednarek in a bodily tussle to get the ball.
He then reduce in to evade the sort out of Mohammed Salisu and dragged the ball again, sending Bednarek sliding previous him, earlier than side-footing it previous goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. The aim was his thirty fifth within the Premier League for Wolves (video beneath).
The touring Wolves followers had been very a lot conscious of what the second represented for the participant and membership, they usually serenaded Jimenez after the match as his aim held up because the game-winner.
After the sport, Jimenez informed Sky Sports activities: “I wish to rating each sport, I knew the aim was coming, I used to be preventing for it, working for it and all of the workforce deserve it.
“I used to be pondering ‘When will the aim come?’ It felt actually good. 4 of our 5 video games have been unimaginable, we have to hold going like this. We did a very good job.
“The followers are all the time with us, supporting. It’s actually vital for our workforce to have them supporting and shouting.”
Hours later Jimenez took to Twitter to share his ideas: “I am not the one one celebrating this aim. My household celebrates it, all my teammates, medical doctors, physios and all those that all the time supported me and by no means doubted that I would come again stronger. That is the trail ahead and now to maintain working and go for extra.”
The previous Benfica star performed the total 90 minutes in all six of his facet’s Premier League matches this time period. Regardless of his lack of ability to seek out the online of their first 5 video games, Wolves coach Bruno Lage tipped him to interrupt via forward of Sunday’s encounter.
He informed reporters on Friday: “On daily basis he is working onerous in coaching to attempt to rating targets. He is aware of he has that stress on his shoulders, however for now the evaluation I did with him, the way in which he is creating possibilities, he must proceed to work. He is aware of he wants to attain targets, our followers are ready for him to attain targets, he scored targets in preseason, and they’re coming.”
There was no assure he’d ever be on this place once more after the cranium fracture he suffered towards Arsenal in November 2020. Months after his damage, he confessed there was an opportunity that his enjoying profession was over, although he was satisfied he’d do every little thing he may to get again. Jimenez and his companion Daniela Basso gave a robust interview to the New York Occasions, sharing particulars of the ordeal and he sat down with Sky Sports activities earlier than the beginning of the Premier League season:
It was a momentous event and the soccer world reacted accordingly, from England to Mexico:
(Translation: Glorious by Raul Jimenez: A aim and a win for his workforce after battling a lot … He’ll achieve confidence. Quickly he’ll be again to the place he was earlier than the damage.)
(Translation: He is again: Raúl Jiménez reacquaints himself with the factor he does greatest: the aim. Lots of character and onerous work behind that scream: an 11-month wait. Wolverhampton and México smiling for his or her aim scorer.)
(Translation: The aim by Raul Jimenez vs. Southampton has all of it: High quality, drive, dedication and guts. Hopefully it is the primary of many post-injury for the Mexican.)