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Raul Jimenez reveals the deadly European striker he tries to mimic

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Raul Jimenez reveals the deadly European striker he tries to mimic

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez has enjoyed a truly incredible 2019.

The star has plundered 33 goals and made 15 assists for club and country this calendar year, putting him up there with the likes of superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in terms of sheer numbers.

In 2019/20 so far, he has the most goal contributions of any Premier League player in all competitions, and he is making his £30 million fee (BBC Sport) look like an absolute snip.

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His current level is a far cry away from his brief early struggles at Molineux, and his goalscoring ability has been extremely refreshing for fans, who weren’t too sure when he first arrived on loan in 2018.

Perhaps his prowess is a result of having watched a certain lethal striker in Europe.

When asked by Marca who he liked to watch, he said: “I really like [Robert] Lewandowski’s style of play. I think he is also very good with his feet, he knows how to play.

 

“You could say that he is a little more in the area than me, waiting for the opportunity.”

TBR’s view – Lewandowski the perfect example

Wolves fans will hope their man continues to study the Poland international’s amazing example.

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The Bayern Munich star is in the form of his life right now having scored 51 goals in 2019.

At the moment there are no number nines in world football better than him, and Jimenez is definitely watching the right man.

That said, the Mexican should not be deviating too far away from his current style as his selflessness and creativity have proven vital to the success of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side over the past year.

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