‘It felt really good’ – Jimenez delighted after ending wait for a goal

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‘It felt really good’ – Jimenez delighted after ending wait for a goal

Wolves star Raul Jimenez “felt really good” after ending his 336-day wait for a goal on Sunday against Southampton at St Mary’s.

The striker was forced to have a long spell on the sidelines as a result of a head clash with Arsenal’s David Luiz last November. This collision left him with a fractured skull.

Since returning to action, he has worn a protective headband during games.



Jimenez had a frustrating start to the 2021/22 season as he did not score in any of his first five Premier League games.

“He needs to adapt, it’s not a normal thing. This is needed to protect him. After the process we did to recover him we need to help him adapt.

“There is an emotional side, he had a big chance to help us score a goal and to help us fight for points in that game. I didn’t say to Raul to take it off so it was a big surprise for me but sometimes you need to understand the emotional thing.

“It was an easy header but also you need to understand the point of view from the player. You try to do the movement and you have now, like two fingers in front of his head, when he does the movement the ball is already touching his head.

“It’s a different way you’re trying to do it, it’s like heading with a helmet, but he is adapting well. In that period it was frustrating and emotional from losing that chance but he knows the protocol.”

Wolves travelled to face on Sunday. Jimenez got his goal as he did brilliantly to evade his markers before he finished past Alex McCarthy.

Jimenez reacted to the win in an interview that has been cited by . He said he knew his “goal was coming”:

“I want to score every game, I knew the goal was coming, I was fighting for it, working for it and all the team deserve it.

“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. It is really important for our team, to have them supporting and shouting.”

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‘Shambles’ – pundits lay into Spurs for falling 3-0 down in NLD

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‘Shambles’ – pundits lay into Spurs for falling 3-0 down in NLD

Several pundits have criticised Spurs with them falling 3-0 behind inside the first half against Arsenal in the North London derby at the Emirates.

Ahead of Sunday’s derby, Tottenham Hotspur were without a win in four games across all competitions. They beat Wolves on penalties in midweek after drawing 2-2 in normal time in the Carabao Cup.

They drew 2-2 with Rennes in the Europa Conference League in between being defeated 3-0 by Crystal Palace and Chelsea in the Premier League.



Arsenal went into Sunday’s game with more confidence as they had won three straight games across all competitions.

They started the North London derby brilliantly as they were three goals ahead by the end of the first half.

The Gunners quickly put Spurs on the back foot and they took advantage of their dominance with goals coming from Emile Smith-Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka.

Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker labelled the first half performance as a “shambles”:

Graeme Souness is covering the game for Sky Sports alongside Ledley King and Tony Adams.

Speaking during the first half break, Souness said: “ look ragged. [King and Adams] can look at the centre-backs and see what they should have been doing. For me, I’m looking at the Tottenham midfield. It is non-existent.”

Former Premier League defender Matt Upson is reporting on the game for . He praised Arsenal as he suggested that the body language of both teams has been the “difference”:

“The body language between these two teams is the difference. Ben White’s decisive, aggressive tackle, set the tone of the game.”

Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler also had a dig at Spurs just as the half time whistle was blown. He said that the derby had only been contested by Arsenal:

“A North London derby fiercely contested by one team.”

 

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