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Diogo Jota insists Wolves are better with J Force

Diogo Jota believes his partnership with Wolves’ new record signing Raul Jimenez proves two is better than one.

Jota and Jimenez – whose £32m permanent signing from Benfica is set to be announced by Wolves today – have been on fire since they were paired together as a duo for the 2-1 win over Chelsea on December.

The J-force duo have bagged 20 goals between them since head coach Nuno Espirito Santo tweaked his formation from 3-4-3 to 3-5-2 before Christmas.

Football always reinvents and people always find ways to find solutions and we found ours. It is working at the moment and we just need to keep going,” said Jota, 22.

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. I am trying to do my best.”

Jota, who scored his eighth goal of the season in Tuesday’s 2-1 win against Manchester United, is relishing the chance of playing at Wembley for the first time after missing the 3-1 victory away to Tottenham in December through injury.

I am looking forward to it, it will be my first time,” said the Portuguese. “I know it is one of the famous grounds here in England so of course I wanted to play there but I know it is just one more game.

(The United win) was a good game to get us ready. Our performance was very good, I think it was a good boost for Sunday.

It was one more game and a win which is very important. If we are in good form and shape, we can win the game. The first step to achieve something is to believe. It is the first step.

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 that, to try to reach the final.”

Jota has recovered from a dip at the start of the season, going 13 games without a goal, to produce what he admits is the form of his life.

Yes of course, playing here in the best league in the world, I am trying to do my best and of course here is where the big players are,” he added.

Wolves have now taken 13 points against the top six, more than any other team outside that group.

Jota insists they have no fear, but stressed they treat every opposition the same.

I don’t think we are obsessed with just trying to beat the big teams. We are just playing game by game,” he said.

We don’t fear anyone. Of course we know they have big players but we feel it is one more game and if we are in a good form and shape we can win the game.”