Wolves hitman Raul Jimenez has targeted breaking Javier Hernandez’s Mexico goal record. The 27-year-old, who arrived at Molineux this summer on a season-long loan from Benfica, is preparing to face Uruguay and the United States for El Tri in America, and he is setting the bar high in terms of what he wants to achieve for his country.
West Ham’s Hernandez leads Mexico’s all-time scoring chart with 50 goals and Jimenez is some way off that mark, having netted just 13 times on the international stage from 65 caps ahead of Saturday’s friendly in Houston.
Despite trailing by 27 goals, the Wolves ace is keeping the record in his sights and is aiming to break the half-century mark.
Jimenez told Press Association Sport: “I have eight years? I’ll be 35 if my legs stand up to it when I have my last years in the national team. Well, I’m going to try it – that’s my goal and maybe I can do it.
“We’ve got Uruguay and the United States and he (Hernandez) will take a break because of the World Cup. They called me and I said ‘yes’ and we’re always trying to be in the squad so there’s competition.”