Mexico boss Gerardo Martino has given Wolverhampton Wanderers attacker Raul Jimenez an opportunity to rest during El Tri’s upcoming Concacaf Nations League fixtures against Bermuda and Panama, as reported by Express and Star.
The 28-year-old has played extensively during the past year and has so far only had two weeks off this year.
Jimenez played a key role in helping Wolves to achieve Europa League football last season. During the summer, he also helped the Mexican national team to win the Concacaf Gold Cup.
Wolves endured a poor start to the Premier League season and looked vulnerable when high-pressed.
However, they are currently recovering well and have won their last three games in all competitions against the likes of Watford and Besiktas before claiming a surprise 2-0 victory over Manchester City last weekend.
Mexico will not really miss the presence of Jimenez much during their upcoming fixtures as long as they ensure that they get the basics right during their games.
Bermuda are minnows and it will be hard to see them even posing much of a threat to a second-string Mexican side.
Panama who qualified for the 2018 World Cup could be a potential challenge for Martino’s side but if El Tri do get the basics right during the game, they should come out with a draw or win.
It is good that Jimenez is getting a well deserved break.
Good performances from the 28-year-old will be vital this season if Wolves are to finish strongly in the Europa League and Premier League.