Raul Jimenez has revealed that he had a conversation with Nuno Espirito Santo ahead of Wolves’ match with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday (BirminghamLive).
The Mexican striker will be hoping to play in front of his home supporters at Molineux for the first time since the skull fracture he sustained against Arsenal last November.
The 30-year-old led the line for Wolves in their opening day defeat against Leicester City.
There is even more emotional meaning to the occasion elsewhere with Nuno Espirito Santo returning to his previous club only a few months after departing.
The Portuguese manager spent four years at Wolves, winning the Championship at the first time of asking and then achieving back-to-back seventh-placed finishes in the Premier League.
After a disappointing season in which Wolves finished 13th in the Premier League, Nuno left the club by mutual agreement.
Now, only in the second round of fixtures, Nuno’s Tottenham will face off against Wolves on Sunday in what promises to be an encounter full of emotion.
Jiminez explained the conversation he had with his previous manager recently:
“It’s going to be good (to face Nuno). He has been really supportive too during the past months.
“I saw him maybe three weeks ago here in Wolverhampton. He told me he was really happy to see me playing again.
“He would have liked me to be back again with him. He told me he wanted it last season but he had to be with the doctors, the same as me. It wasn’t the moment.
“Last season he told me: ‘I’d be really happy to see you back on the bench at least for the last game, but now you are playing that’s really good’.”
The game has a lot of emotional value surrounding it but it is also a fantastic opportunity for Nuno to continue his perfect start to the Premier League with Spurs.
I’m sure there will be no bad blood and Jimenez returning to Molineux will be a sight that all football fans will like to see.
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