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Neves: Wolves’ J-force can score against anyone

Ruben Neves believes Wolves’ J-force duo Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota can score against anyone.

The in-form pair were on target in Saturday’s 2-1 win against Manchester United that has earned Wolves a semi-final against Watford at Wembley on April 6 or 7.

Jimenez and Jota have now scored 19 goals in Wolves’ last 21 games, with the duo on 12 and seven respectively since the 2-1 win against Chelsea on December 5.

Everybody knows our quality up front and in possession, so we can score against every team,” Neves told www.wolves.co.uk

Fortunately, our two strikers again scored, they are playing very well and fortunately we went through.

It was a beautiful moment for us (Raul’s goal). We thought we already deserved a goal and fortunately Raul again scored the first one for us.”

Captain Conor Coady has joined the clamour to call for Wolves to sign Jimenez on a permanent basis.

The 15-goal top scorer is currently on a season-long loan from Benfica but Wolves are hoping to tie up a £30m deal.

I’ve spoken about Raul a million times. It would be fantastic if we keep him. He’s a sensational footballer,” said Coady.

It is hard to rank them. We are so so lucky to have them at this football club.

It’s like he’s been here for many years. We know what Diogo brings.

People spoke about him at the start of the season but we knew he was going to score and assist.

You look at him now, it’s like he’s been a Premier League player all his life.”

Wolves have been a thorn in the side of the top six all season with wins against Chelsea at home and Tottenham away and draws at home to Manchester City and at Arsenal and Chelsea, while they became the first club to knock out both United and Liverpool in the Cup in the same season.

Neves revealed Wolves believe they can beat any opposition.

Even against the big teams, it doesn’t matter for us who we play, we want to win every game and play well, and we showed again,” he added.

Neves thanked Wolves supporters for the ‘special’ and ‘incredible’ atmosphere they created at a rocking Molineux at the weekend.

The £15.8m midfielder, who is idolised by the fans, was happy to repay them with the unforgettable 2-1 victory that has earned Wolves a first Cup semi-final in 21 years, and a first Wembley cup appearance since 1988.

It was incredible. The people were unbelievable like usual, but this time it was a little bit more special, so thanks for them,” said Neves.

The fans deserved it. The main thing is we achieved the win and we are at Wembley, to play the semi-final.”

Neves supplied the pass to set up Jota’s goal to make it 2-0 and believes Wolves’ win was deserved on the balance of play.

I think we controlled the whole game and enjoyed the win,” he said.

They didn’t have too many chances to score a goal, we controlled without the ball.

It was a very good game, we deserved the win and now let’s keep going, let’s keep working.”

Wolves remain seventh in the Premier League and have the semi-final to look forward to.

But Neves refuses to look too far ahead as he prepared to fly to link up with the Portugal squad for their forthcoming internationals with Wolves team-mates Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Jota.

The midfielder insists they must focus on their next game, when they return to action in the Premier League at Burnley on March 30.

We have a league game next. It’s all about our thoughts, we think only game by game,” he stressed. “We don’t think in the future – that’s what makes us better.”