Jimenez brings smiles to the community at Christmas

Raul Jimenez was pleased to give back to the Wolverhampton community as he put smiles on the faces of those with complex or incurable illness at a pre-Christmas visit to Compton Care.

The Mexican striker joined team-mates Adama Traore and Pedro Neto, who were given a two-day rest at the start of the week following the end of the 11 game unbeaten run against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, as well as Wolves Academy’s Owen Otasowie and Tsun-Dai, Wolves Women’s Courtney Jones and Molineux legend Steve Bull in handing out presents to the patients.

On Christmas visit to Compton Care

“These people are our neighbours, so we need to give these people the opportunity to know us and meet us, that is very important and is a good thing for us.

“It is something different. We saw their happiness and it is amazing. We don't do this too much but we are happy to be here, it is good for us to help. 

“These people need something special at this time of the year, so it’s very good for us to be involved and to give them this happiness by being here.”

On first defeat in 11 matches

“It was a great match, but it is difficult because we knew that the score could have been different.

“We did not draw, which was not very good for us, but we know that we played very well, and it was just the result was not with us – but that is football.

“If we can continue playing like that, then we can achieve very good things.”

On having a two-day break after the Spurs game

“It was very good, we deserve a rest. We were playing very well, now we have a long week with two days off.

“In my case I did it well, I rested and now we have another game and we will be 100 per cent.”