A whoops-a-daisy moment for Raul!
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez had a moment to forget as early as in the 9th minute of the game as Wolves took on Brentford in a Premier League clash on Saturday.
The Mexican international attempted a rabona cross from the left-wing but the pass went awfully wrong and left him stranded on the floor.
What is a Rabona pass?
For those of you that don’t know what a rabona pass is, it is a technique of kicking the football where the kicking leg is crossed behind the back of the standing leg.
The move gets its name from former Spanish footballer Rafael “La Rabona” Moreno Aranzadi.
It is an unusual technique, but one which has been used by players all over the world. The technique requires good control and balance to use consistently, as well as a lot of skill.
It is often used in a team’s attacking third of the field when attackers are in range.
The video, and reactions to Jimenez’s failed rabona attempt
Safe to say, it was not a successful move for Jimenez.
The Mexican returned to the lineup at the start of the season for new boss Bruno Lage. Jimenez had been out of action since suffering a broken skull in a match against Arsenal in November last year.
Although the goals will eventually come, Jimenez has not seen much of his old form since returning from injury as he is yet to find the back of the net this season.
Things got slightly worse during the 2-0 home loss against Brentford as he failed miserably while trying to attempt a rabona pass.
As bad as it was for the Wolves striker, the moment will probably go down as one of the funniest incidents on the pitch this season. Check out the reaction on Twitter –
Shades of David Dunn about this effort from Raul Jimenez… 😬 pic.twitter.com/ckqp7lSMNs— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 18, 2021
Raul Jimenez failed rabona is hilarious pic.twitter.com/hJ29TCGTGy— G (@garryhood1872) September 18, 2021
😭😭😭 Jimenez fell over trying to do a rabona cross— Sabir (@Sabir_Scrip) September 18, 2021
Wolves-Brentford has had a disallowed goal and a wonderful failed rabona cross within a minute of me turning it on— Mark Thompson (@EveryTeam_Mark) September 18, 2021
Not the time for a rabona Raul, i need fpl points— Sam (@Afcsammmm) September 18, 2021
Raul Jimenez joins David Dunn in the ‘failed rabona’ Hall of Fame— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) September 18, 2021
I wasn’t too excited about Wolves-Brentford, but then that Raul Jimenez Rabona happened…— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) September 18, 2021
I didn’t actually catch Raul Jimenez’s failed rabona there but just seen it back on the replay…into the hall of shame that goes. #WOLBRE— Joe Lyons (@JoeLyonsJourno) September 18, 2021