Jimenez relieved to find the net

Raul Jimenez hopes his first goal in seven matches can spark a run of form in front of goal.

The Mexican endured a mixed afternoon against Southampton, twice being denied by VAR in the first-half, due to a handball and offside, but showed character to come back a third time after the break. After Matt Doherty was chopped down in the area, Jimenez stepped up to earn his side an equaliser and bag for the first time since against Everton at the start of September.

On being back in the goals

“It’s always special to score here at Molineux. For me, after seven games I didn’t score, it’s a good opportunity to come again and hopefully keep scoring in the next match.”

On VAR ruling out his goals

“It’s hard. Only the players can make mistakes, the referee will never make mistakes, they gave me a yellow card when I had no intentions with my hand.

“This is now football, we have to play like this and have to adapt to the new rules.”

On disappointment come full-time

“It’s always disappointing when we couldn’t do what we have to do. Sometimes football is like that, you have to make things better than the other team.

“They had only one opportunity to score and they scored, and, after the goal, it’s difficult to make something different, something special to get a result.”

On changing strike partners

“It’s OK because we know we are going to have a lot of matches, seven matches in a short period. Every player who plays the matches has to be ready for it.”