Steve Bull predicts Wolves ace Raul Jimenez will be substituted against Tottenham

26 Oct 1996:  Steve Bull of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates his goal during a Nationwide League Division One match against Manchester City at Maine Road in Manchester, England....

Wolverhampton Wanderers play host to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League today.

Ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers player Steve Bull looks on from the stand during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Greenhous Meadow on...

Wolves legend Steve Bull spoke exclusively to the Express & Star, and suggested that he would not be surprised to see top scorer Raul Jimenez substituted in the second half of today's home clash with Tottenham in the Premier League.

The Black Country outfit have made a decent start to their Premier League campaign, and currently sit in 10th spot in the table, having taken 15 points from their opening 10 league outings.

 

Jimenez joined Wolves on a season long loan deal from Benfica in the summer, and has played every Premier League game thus far, scoring two goals in the process.

Bull, though, suggested that the Mexican's style of play means that it is incredibly difficult for him to play the full 90 minutes, when speaking exclusively to the Express & Star:

Ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers player Steve Bull supports his team during the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Greenhous Meadow on September 21,...

"Hopefully, we can get back to scoring ways after the blanks against Watford and Brighton too. Raul Jimenez will probably lead the line again but, like in those two games, I would not be surprised to see him substituted in the second half. You want to keep your top scorer, and the man with the most assists, on the pitch for as long as you can but because of the Mexican’s style of play – relentless pressing, constantly looking to get on the ball and make stuff happen – it is tough for him to last for the full 90 minutes."

Nuno Espirito Santo's men will have to be at their very best today, if they are to have any chance whatsoever of beating Spurs, and a win could take them up to eighth in the Premier League table, should results elsewhere go their way.

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

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