Traore hopes to grow up after heroics against Manchester City

Wolverhampton Wanderers ace Adama Traore has said that he is still developing his game under the guidance of manager Nuno Espirito Santo. The former Barcelona graduate has generally played as a right-sided winger for the Wolves but of late, he has featured in the right wing-back role from where he has caught the eye.

Traore has often disappointed with the finishing when he has got the better of the opposition defence on the counter-attack but over the weekend, he had probably the best game of his career as he helped the Wolves secure a shock triumph over Manchester City on the road. The 23-year-old scored twice for the west Midlands outfit after the 80th minute and he was surprisingly calm with the finishing as he slotted the ball past goalkeeper Ederson with relative ease.

Speaking after the game, Traore said that he has been working hard on the training pitch with the manager and backroom staff and he is pleased to make a winning contribution. He added that he is still honing his skills and hopes to make develop further by showing his versatility in different areas of the field.

He told: “The important thing is that I am growing and being better. If I am the same yesterday for me it is a lost day. This is how I see things. I have worked very intensely with Mr. Nuno and all the technical staff to improve both defensively and offensively and to be able to play in different positions. If I can adapt to exploit my quality in different parts of the field this will make me a better player. I hope to grow up.”

Wolves made a dismal beginning to the league campaign and they had registered just four points from the opening six games. However, they have put the poor form to bed with back-to-back victories over Watford and Manchester City and manager Nuno will be hoping that the team can propel into the top half of the table after the international break.