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Name Raul Jimenez
Gender Male
Ethnic Mexican
Job Mexican Footballer
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Org Mexico National Team
Club as Player Wolves FC
  Atletico Madrid
  Benfica

2019 07 01 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez can score goals. He can help set things up. He can track back to attack. And he is committed to the cause. Can Raul Jimenez step up for Mexico in final Gold Cup matches?] There’s something in which I have no doubts: I like to play and train with the national team. It’s tough with the travel, the adaptation and being tired, although the pride it leaves is much bigger. The Mexican national team, and the fame it gives you, is a prize and you have to know how to live with that. It’s true that in Mexico it’s not possible to have a private life as a player, but to wear the green continues to be the big dream.

2019 07 07 Retrieve

[Gold Cup final just one step in Martino’s plan for Mexico] Well, tomorrow I think all we want is to win. To have the cup at the end of the game. We’re in good form. We’re recovered now from the other two games and we know what we’re playing for. At the end, we want to win

2019 12 10 Retrieve

[Quizzed on whether he could move for nine figures] For a Mexican player, or for a Mexican, it would be almost impossible, perhaps because of the kind of mentality in Mexico. It will be said that ‘he is not so good’, whether ‘he is worth it’. But if someone pays that amount of money for someone it is because he is worth it. Sometimes the amounts are stratospheric but I think football has changed a lot, and it can be achieved. For me it would be an extra motivation to know that I have to give more of myself, back up what they are paying for you and continue giving things to talk about. It doesn’t scare me. Football is something I’ve always dreamed of, it has always been my life. Therefore, if it happens, it would be an important motivation to carry out such a transfer

The important thing is to move forward. I am very good at Wolves, but you always have to look for more, you have to keep fighting. Now we are in sixth place in the table. The other day, I was talking with my dad and he said: ‘If some of the top-six teams wanted to sign you, where would you go?’. I said: ‘But now I’m in sixth!’ I am above several teams that are considered ‘top six’. I’m great here. Then, it would be to see what the conditions are, if it suits me, if it suits Wolves and the other team

[When asked whether he would rule out such a switch] No, never. I had a good experience there and I would like to go back at some point and try things again in La Liga. It is not something to rule out

2019 12 28 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez hopes Wolves can repeat their upset win over Manchester City when they visit Liverpool on Sunday] Why not? It will be a tough game, but we know that. It’s never easy to come back from two goals, especially against a team like Manchester City. It’s difficult, but with our heart and our football, we knew this was a very good opportunity for us to win this game. It wasn’t a perfect match, but we played very well against a very good team in Manchester City. It’s difficult to win or even draw against them, but we’ve won both games. So, we are very excited, very happy, and we will enjoy this

2020 01 03 Retrieve

[Wolves star Jimenez: I don’t regret Atletico Madrid move] It was difficult at Atletico Madrid. It was my first experience in Europe when I went there and La Liga was hard. But I learnt a lot there, a lot of things I am now making on the pitch. So everything counts. I have no regrets about going there because it was a very good experience. Now I want to keep learning, keep improving and keep doing what I have been doing for the team. At Wolves we are growing and I hope we can have a good season

Of course I also watched Chicharito and what he made at Manchester United was great. He didn’t have the minutes maybe that he wanted, but he did well whenever he entered the pitch. He did his best, gave 100 percent, and I think he did well in the time he was there. Of course I hope I can do better here

2020 02 29 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez ‘open to everything’ on transfer front as Mexico star airs Olympic ‘dream’] One is always open to everything, but I have a contract until 2023

It’s always a wish to go to the [Olympic] games, more considering that I already have an Olympic gold. It’s a dream that I’d like to fulfil again and I’d be one of the team’s reinforcement men. First I have to wait and then, if there’s a call, talk to the club

2020 03 03 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez, meanwhile, is rated in the £50million bracket so is unlikely to come cheap] One is always open to everything, but I have a contract until 2023

2020 03 12 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez making ‘dreams come true’] I am enjoying what I am doing. On and off the pitch, I feel great. It is a very good time for me, for my life and for my team. Here I am, making my dreams come true

[Jimenez said of a proposed move to Asia] It was difficult because it was for a lot of millions. But I knew it was not the time to make that decision to - I can say it - almost end my career. It is not the same being in China as being in Europe. I think that I made the right choice. I never quit. I always kept working and doing the things that I know with a smile on my face knowing that if my chance came I would be ready to take it. Now I am in a good moment

[He added on his ambition and a previous one-season stint in Spain] It was always a dream as a footballer to compete in the best leagues in the world and those leagues are here in Europe. You want to compete against the best players and that year [2014-15] at Atletico helped me a lot to become what I am now. It was difficult because it was the first time I was living alone but I think I adapted quickly to a new life. I learned that I had to be patient and I had work hard even if the opportunities were not there. I just had to keep working to find them

2020 03 27 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez has reacted to the transfer talk that continues to swirl around him] I have a contract until 2023. It’s not that we have to qualify for the Champions League in order to stay. I’m good [here], happy with Wolves, doing important things - me as well as the whole team. We’ve been trying our best since the start of last season. We’ve qualified for the Europa League, now we’re fighting for a Champions League spot. And it’s the big motivation to keep growing as a player and getting into the Champions League is always a plus that satisfies you and keeps you thinking about big things

In 10 years I will be 39 so, I don’t know, I may be retired. I hope to last as long as I can. I have been a player with few injuries and I hope to continue for many more years. I then want to be a coach or take a position on TV, but I will continue in football. I am having a good time in Europe for now but in the future I don’t rule out going back to America

2020 04 09 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez has expressed his belief that Wolves can finish in the Premier League’s top four] It’s big for a team that was promoted [two years ago] and this is only our second season in the Premier League. We know that we can do it. We can fight for it and I don’t think we’re going to be disappointed if we don’t do it but now that we see that we can do it. It’s incredible to be part of this team, part of this family, we are all working hard to achieve our goal and I’m really enjoying playing with my team-mates. Every one of us adds his little piece to what we are doing. I was really enjoying the season, I know it’s not finished yet and we know that we have to keep fighting for the places that we want

2020 04 12 Retrieve

[Wolves star Raul Jimenez has admitted he has regrets over his unsuccessful spell at Atletico Madrid] I didn’t feel sad. I think all the changes have been for the good. I would have liked to have done more at Atletico. I was only there for a year. I realised that the football was faster, it took hard work but after everything I’ve been through, it worked and now I am where I am because I haven’t given up

[Jimenez is proud that he has become such a pivotal player for Nuno Espirito Santo’s team] I would have liked to have been more important at Atletico or at Benfica, but now I am the important player that my team-mates, the club and the fans need, and what I have done is paying off

2020 05 01 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez admits he would not turn down the chance to join Barcelona or Real Madrid] I find out [about transfer links] through social media. They have already put me at Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and every day comes out a new team that want me. I have to be calm. If they are talking about me, it is because I am doing things well; I would like to continue in England. I am happy, adapted and I like the idea [of staying in the Premier League]. If you tell me that tomorrow an offer from Real Madrid or Barcelona comes, it is obvious that you do not let such an opportunity go, but if I stay here, I am fighting to qualify for the Champions League, for important things. Fighting for the title still seems difficult but we are in the Europe League round of 16. I think that I made the right decision to come here and I do not regret it. Leaving the doors open for anything is the most important thing. With Wolves we are fighting for the Champions League, I am happy. and I am an important player for the fans and for the team. I am fine, I do not close any doors, I am open to whatever comes but it does not stop me sleeping

2020 05 19 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez finds Man Utd & Juventus links ‘cool’ but Mexican striker’s father says no talks have been held] Raul has always said it’s something very cool (to hear of the interest). He’s very happy at his club, hopefully getting into positions for Champions League and Europa League at the moment. Always for him, all of that will be very gratifying, very cool to hear those comments. Right now is the time of rumours, God willing the league hopefully resumes next month and that’s where we are right now. The rest, there is nothing. He’s only commented on what he sees that they publish, but nothing at the moment. Later, if there is something different, we will see. But now, yes, they are mere speculation and rumours



2020 05 19b Retrieve

[Jimenez, who previously spent time in La Liga with Atletico Madrid, has said of the rumours he is generating] I find out [about transfer links] through social media. They have already put me at Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and every day comes out a new team that want me. I have to be calm. If they are talking about me, it is because I am doing things well; I would like to continue in England. I am happy, adapted and I like the idea [of staying in the Premier League]. If you tell me that tomorrow an offer from Real Madrid or Barcelona comes, it is obvious that you do not let such an opportunity go, but if I stay here, I am fighting to qualify for the Champions League, for important things.

2020 06 18 Retrieve

[Wolves star Raul Jimenez savouring ‘incredible’ transfer interest] It is something very cool, I do not know if they will be true, they are rumours. Since they are talking about me, different teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool - they are teams that are important in football history. It is an incredible thing to be on the radar and on the lips of those teams. It is something good for me to continue growing, making an effort and taking it as an incentive so that, if possible, I can achieve it. My dream team? Whatever one that signs me would be incredible. Imagine that right now I tell you one and in the end I go to the rival, they will reproach me all the time, I will get into trouble!

There has always been speculation since I’ve got here about our team. But we don’t think about it. We want to be together for as much time as we can but it’s football, the speculation will always be there. Our job is to play and leave this for the people who need to take care of it

2020 06 29 Retrieve

[Raul Jimenez continues to offer hope to suitors such as Manchester United and Arsenal, with the Wolves striker welcoming talk of possible transfers involving ‘many millions’] First of all I am very happy here with the Wolves. I am in a place where from the first moment we made an incredible connection. I am no stranger to all that [the rumours], every day a new team comes out, every day a new offer comes out, I do not know how many millions. It is good to know that they are talking about you, but what I have to do to make that happen is to continue doing my job here with the Wolves