Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is set to be left out of Mexico’s squad for the next two international breaks after representing his country this week.
According to @TalkingWolves on Twitter, Mexico manager Gerardo Martino has said that he will not call up Europe-based players who featured in the summer’s Gold Cup for their CONCACAF Nations League games in October and November.
Mexico manager Gerardo Martino confirmed last night that the Europe-based players from Mexico’s Gold Cup squad won't be included in Nations League play in October & November.
— Talking Wolves (@TalkingWolves) September 11, 2019
Jimenez was in the Mexico squad for their friendlies in USA in the last few days, and while he did not feature in the 3-0 win against the U.S., he played the full 90 minutes of the 0-4 defeat to Argentina in midweek.
Since the beginning of last September, the 29-year-old has played 14 times for Mexico, and after appearing in all their Gold Cup games over the summer, he has now been involved in summer tournaments with his country for four years in a row. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
These Wolves fans on Twitter were relieved to hear that Jimenez will be given the chance to rest for the upcoming international breaks:
That is good news to
— Abdulkarem salah (@AbdulkarimAlly6) September 12, 2019
Great for us
— Oldy but goldy Wolf (@ButOldy) September 11, 2019
— Dan Vincent (@Dan__Vincent) September 11, 2019
— Tyler crowson (@Tylercrowson2) September 11, 2019
What a guy!
— Josh Burden (@Burgawolf) September 11, 2019
Should have had a break last night, what a waste, to play him in such a pointless game.
— Chris (@cpj93070) September 11, 2019
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