After scoring his 11th goal in all competitions so far this season to help Wolves take a point away from the Emirates Stadium, Raul Jimenez believes his team were well deserving of their 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.
The Mexican striker was able to outjump Callum Chambers to get his head on a Joao Moutinho cross and guide the ball past Bernd Leno to get Wolves back on level terms, and despite his positive start to the 2019/20 campaign, Jimenez is determined to keep working hard so he can add to his current goal tally.
On a well-deserved point
“We worked hard since the beginning of the match. They scored first but we all know that these games last 95/97 minutes, so we keep on fighting until the end.
“From the beginning we were trying to go for goal, we proposed our style of game and although they scored first, we never give up. Until the end we had to fight to draw the match.
“Maybe we deserved a goal later in the match as well, but we keep on fighting till the end and after we scored the goal, we knew that we would have to hold possession and keep the ball.
“I think we had more opportunities than they did, but we deserved that draw.”
On catching Arsenal out
“It was a good goal, sometimes a goal appears like that, when you never know that it’s going to appear, that sort of opportunity, and it appears.
“Now we have to keep going and go for more goals.”
On scoring his 11th goal of the season
“I’m very happy for that, I’m happy to be part of this team, to help this team to get points, to get wins, to get these kinds of draws, and I’m very happy to keep going through this season like this.”
On Europa League impacting performances
“Not at all. I think we are doing it well, both competitions are tough, but we know that this is what we want.
“Last season we all wanted to be in the Europa League and now that we are there we have to keep going and fight until the end.”