Jiménez, who was not called up for the two preparation matches heading to the World Cup, confident of being able to resume the level that made him the immovable nine in the lineups of Gerardo Martino.

I know I’m going to be in the World Cup, I’m calmJimenez commented. “I am doing everything possible to return to my team and return to the national team, those who come injured (to the call), will think the same as me”, he added.


Mexico will have its debut in the World Cup in Qatar on November 22 against Poland, then it will face Argentina and conclude the first phase against Saudi Arabia.

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For his part, Jiménez suffered a groin injury at the beginning of the month during training and since then he has not been able to return to the courts.


Although he traveled from England to be with the group, he is ruled out to play against Peru and Colombia.

$!Raúl Jiménez of Mexico answers questions during the soccer team's Media Day in Carson, California.

Raúl Jiménez of Mexico answers questions during the soccer team’s Media Day in Carson, California.

I would like to think that we are in time for him to recover and play for Wolverhampton”, assured the coach Martino about the battering ram. “But 20 or 30 days ago I was at his house and I did not think that we would be in this situation, the thing is not very serious, but it is necessary to pay attention”, he added.

When Martino began his process in 2019, Jiménez’s level of play was the highest of any Mexican striker, so the coach did not hesitate to affirm that the position belonged to him and no one else. However, at the end of 2020, a skull fracture left him off the courts and on his return he has not managed to fully recover..


With the TRIJiménez managed to score goals only from penalties and some critics question whether it is time to give someone else the starting line-up.

Playing is a prize for me, it is the best thing that can happen to me after what I suffered in my head, but I am not satisfied, I want to continue working and reaping triumphs”, explained the Wolverhampton player.

For Jimenez, the Qatar World Cup It would be the third time you saw the shirt of the National selection After being selected in Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, he was a substitute in both and now he has the chance to play as a starter.


This could be different and have more minutes and more participation, but I have to keep working to make it a reality.Jimenez concluded.

With information from The Associated Press Agency.

Source: Vanguardia

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