Premier League

Raúl Jiménez did not play against Brentford due to an injury

Coach Bruno Lage revealed that he did not want to risk the Aztec striker because he has a calf injury.

Raul Jimenez is scheduled to play against Jamaica on January 27 with the Mexican national team.
Raul Jimenez is scheduled to play against Jamaica on January 27 with the Mexican national team.

Raúl Jiménez was not called up by Wolverhampton against Brentford in the match corresponding to round 23 of the Premier League. The absence of the Mexican striker is due to physical problems in his calf that he suffered during a training session during the week. 

It was the Wolves' coach, Bruno Lage, who announced the news prior to Saturday's game, assuring that they do not want to risk him.

"Raul felt something in his calf, so we decided to take care of him. We don't want to create problems for him," he mentioned in an interview for Sky Sports.

Wolves Injuries

In view of this situation, the 'Lobo de Tepeji' joins the absences of Willy Boly, Jonny Castro Otto, Yerson Mosquera, Pedro Neto, and Hwang Hee-chan, who are not currently in their best physical shape and are receiving their respective treatments at Compton Park, Wolverhampton's facilities. 

This is the second game of the 2021-22 Premier League season that Raúl Jiménez will not see action with his team; the first was against Brighton on December 15, on that occasion his absence was due to the sending-off he received in the previous game against Manchester City. 

So far, the Mexican player has scored a total of four goals this season and is a key player in Bruno Lage's tactical scheme.

The Mexican striker was also called up to coach Gerardo Martino's list for the Qatar World Cup qualifiers. So far there is no official announcement that the former America player will not travel to the training camp with the national team. Mexican national team first game is against Jamaica on January 27 on Jamaican territory.

Wolves vs Brentford

Wolves contrasted sharply with these sensations as they defeated Brentford 1-2 with goals from Joao Moutinho and Rúben Neves. The first of them stood out, especially because he not only opened the scoring but also assisted to double the lead. Adama Traoré, notorious this month for his possible transfer to Tottenham, scored in the 96th minute, but the referee disallowed the play for offside.

With this result, the Wolves stay in the eighth position and reach 34 points, to put pressure on Arsenal who have 35 points but with a game in hand.

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