12 August 2020 12:39

“He’s scored however many goals, he’s massive to our team, it’s nothing on Raul Jimenez.


Wolves captain Conor Coady insists he and the rest of the squad 'put no blame on Raul Jimenez' after the Premier League side crashed out of the Europa League. The club's first European quarter-final in 48 years ended in heartbreak against Sevilla on Tuesday night, as Nuno Espirito Santo's side suffered a late 1-0 defeat in Germany. Getty - Pool 3 Jimenez scored 27 goals in a 13-month season for Wolves, but his penalty miss proved costly against Sevilla Lucas Ocampos broke Wolves' resolve in the 88th minute, as Sevilla secured their place in the semi-finals and a set up a clash against Manchester United on Sunday. But things could have been different for Nuno's men had Jimenez not seen his penalty saved in the 13th minute. It was the worst moment for the Mexican's 100 per cent spot-kick record for the club to end, as it proved decisive as Wolves' European dream drew to an agonising close.

Wolves players ‘put no blame on Raul Jimenez’ for Europa League exit, says captain Conor Coady after Mexican’s penalty miss against Sevilla

The Wolves manager absolved Jimenez of any blame following the match, and his club captain Coady did the same, "It's tough, it's a tough one to take," said the Wolves skipper. "Honestly it's one that will take a long time to get over. "Every single player in the team has left everything out on the pitch today. Getty Images - Getty 3 Jimenez missed the chance to give Wolves a vital lead Getty Images - Getty 3 The Mexican's spot-kick was saved by Sevilla goalkeeper Bono "We said before that we wanted to do a something special and we were nearly there, but it wasn't meant to be. We're gutted, I don't know how to explain it, we're absolutely gutted. "And listen, we put no blame on Raul Jimenez. "He's scored however many goals, he's massive to our team, it's nothing on Raul Jimenez. We should have not conceded, that's how we look at it. It's got nothing to do with Raul, he was fantastic again tonight. "As a team we take winning and losing together and we've lost against a top class side, lets put that way. Sevilla are a top, top class side that finished fourth in LaLiga and got Champions League football. "I thought we pushed them, but we left everything out on the pitch and I don't know what else to say, we're absolutely gutted."