Jota ready to shine in semi with Jimenez

Daily Mail - - Football - By LAU­RIE WHITWELL

Wolves are ready for Wem­b­ley, with Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez fir­ing as their scor­ing ‘so­lu­tion’.

Jota feels he has de­vel­oped a great un­der­stand­ing with strike part­ner Jimenez and hopes are high ahead of sun­day’s FA Cup semi-fi­nal against Wat­ford.

The two have ac­counted for six of the last seven goals scored by Wolves, and on four of those oc­ca­sions one for­ward has as­sisted the other.

Nuno espir­ito santo gained pro­mo­tion by play­ing a front three but has since tweaked his sys­tem to have two for­wards — and the re­sults have been im­pres­sive.

‘Foot­ball al­ways rein­vents and peo­ple al­ways find so­lu­tions and we found ours,’ Jota said. ‘We are un­der­stand­ing each other well, which is good for each other and the team. But we know with­out the con­tri­bu­tion of the other play­ers that noth­ing is pos­si­ble.’

Nuno se­lected a strong line-up against Manch­ester United on Tues­day night and was re­warded with a 2-1 win that leaves Wolves buoy­ant go­ing into sun­day.

‘The first step to achieve some­thing is to be­lieve,’ said Jota. ‘It was a good boost for sun­day. We un­der­stand what it means to our fans to reach the last stages of one of the old­est com­pe­ti­tions in the world and we are look­ing for­ward to try­ing to reach the fi­nal.’

ole Gun­nar sol­sk­jaer’s side were an­other big scalp for Wolves but Jota added: ‘I don’t think we are ob­sessed with just try­ing to beat the big teams. We are just play­ing game by game.’

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