Jimenez: Wolves believe they can finish in top-four if Premier League returns

Raul Jimenez

Wolves impressing

The Premier League, like the majority of leagues around Europe, is currently postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, before the season was brought to an abrupt halt, Wolves were once again in top form.

Nuno Espirito Santo and co. shocked the English top-flight last term when they managed to secure a 7th place finish in their first season back in the Premier League.

And despite having had to deal with a hectic schedule this time around due to their participation in the Europa League, Wolves have once again impressed in 2019/20.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach / manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates at full time during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 6, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Jimenez on top-four spot

Wolves are sat 6th in the Premier League as things stand, and have qualified for the last-16 of the Europa League, where they drew 1-1 with Olympiacos in the first of two legs.

But whilst securing Europa League football after just one season back in the top-flight is a superb achievement, it seems that Wolves have bigger plans for the near future.

While no date has yet been set for the Premier League to resume this season, Wolves forward Raul Jimenez believes that when the season begins again, if it indeed does, his side can achieve a top-four finish:

“It’s big for a team that was promoted [two years ago] and this is only our second season in the Premier League.

“We know that we can do it.

“We can fight for it and I don’t think we’re going to be disappointed if we don’t do it but now that we see that we can do it.

“It’s incredible to be part of this team, part of this family, we are all working hard to achieve our goal and I’m really enjoying playing with my team-mates.

“Every one of us adds his little piece to what we are doing. I was really enjoying the season, I know it’s not finished yet and we know that we have to keep fighting for the places that we want.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.

Wolves are currently sat five points adrift of 4th placed Chelsea after 29 games.

Jimenez, for his part, had scored 13 and assisted six in those clashes, with his last strike having come as Wolves fought back from 2-1 down to clinch a key victory over fellow top-four chasers Tottenham last month.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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