Nuno Defends Striker’s Mask Celebration

Nuno Defends Striker’s Mask Celebration

Nuno Espirito Santo has defended Raul Jimenez from accusations of being disrespectful to Watford by his goal celebration at Wembley.

The Wolves striker came in for some flak for donning a Mexican wrestling mask as he celebrated his FA Cup semi-final goal in the 3-2 loss to the Hornets.


Watford striker Troy Deeney was among those who took umbrage, but Nuno feels it was not offensive at all. “What I like is for Raul to score many goals.

This is what I really want,” he said. “It was not disrespectful. If you look at it, it’s a cultural thing in Mexico, so it was not intended to be disrespectful to anyone. “It was just celebrating a moment of joy.” Nuno is now looking forward to taking his side on their second warm-weather training break to Marbella, which was planned prior to last Sunday’s defeat and follows Saturday’s Premier League match against Southampton. “This was planned, and we are proceeding with the plan, going to the training camp to regroup and become stronger for the next games,” he said. “It’s been good (previously).

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Every time we decided, we had a reason behind it.

And now have another reason behind it. “It was planned before, and we think it allows us to spend more time together – not only in terms of training sessions, but social life. “We can see that’s really important, so that’s the idea. It allows us to be in a different environment, but spending more time together.”

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