Wolves returned to winning ways in the Premier League tonight against Brighton, and fans have praised Adama Traore’s performance.
Wanderers came into the game needing three points after not winning any of their last four.
They faced a Brighton team quite depleted as a result of Covid-19 positive tests, injuries and suspensions.
After losing Hwang Hee-chan early to injury, Wolves were poor in the first-half and really struggled to put any decent attacks together.
But despite that poor showing, Wolves did actually score just before half-time.
A terrible Fernando Marcal corner was poorly cleared, and Ruben Neves lofted a brilliant ball over the top to Romain Saiss who finished superbly on the volley on his weak foot.
That was the Moroccan’s second of the season.
In the second-half Wolves looked much better, playing with more fluidity and conviction.
Traore, 25, who was the man to replace the injured Hwang, was quite the menace, leading a number of counter-attacks for the visitors.
He linked up really well with Daniel Podence, and at times showed some good playmaking quality, slipping in the likes of Francisco Trincao and Nelson Semedo.
Some were surprised he didn’t start the game.
And the Spaniard certainly did make the initial move from Lage look questionable.
Wolves fans react to Adama Traore’s performance against Brighton
On social media, some fans were heaping praise on Traore for his display against Brighton.
There were, again, no goals or assists for the 25-year-old.
But he was the biggest threat for Wolves as usual, and better finishing from the likes of Podence and Francisco Trincao should have meant a first assist for him.
— Dan (@sill7) December 15, 2021
Traore tonight !! Actually looking for the pass and not trying to beat the world and his dog ! His link up with Podence looks useful too. They seem to have an understanding of one another #WWFC
— Lau_79 (@lauwolf79) December 15, 2021
Best I’ve seen traore play this season
releasing the ball at the right time everytime
— wwfc_owen (@wwfc_owen) December 15, 2021
Traore having a brilliant game. If we only we had players who could shoot #wwfc
— Charl (@Chaaar1otte) December 15, 2021
Fair play to Lage he said they’d been working on Adama playing on the inside and outside and I think that’s shown tonight with how he has played..his all round game tonight has been excellent #wwfc
— Kev (@KevSmyth78) December 15, 2021
Saiss semedo Traore brilliant #wwfc
— Ash Richards (@Ashrichards92) December 15, 2021
Thought podence’s decision making was very poor! Traore looked really good! #BRIWOL
— Tim Rowley (@TimRowley92) December 15, 2021
Traore departs. Well played.
— Tim Spiers (@TimSpiers) December 15, 2021