Claire Hakeman believes Wolves team spirit is back at Molineux
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Claire Hakeman believes Wolves team spirit is back at Molineux

A strong team spirit has returned at Molineux, according to former Wolves Women star Claire Hakeman.

Wanderers are in a good moment after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in the Premier League.

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It was a huge result, with Adama Traore scoring the only goal of the game.

Traore was on hand to convert after Raul Jimenez saw his shot saved by Fraser Forster.

It was a brilliant sight as the ball crashed in off the underside of the crossbar and Traore was subsequently mobbed by his teammates.

And Hakeman believes the goal demonstrated that a strong team spirit is back at Molineux, after it had previously been lost.

She noted the nature of the celebrations, and even spotted that a couple of players who didn’t get any minutes were getting involved.

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On punditry duties for Matchday Live, she said: “I think what was lovely to see when Traore scored was the team spirit is most definitely back. You had Lemina celebrating with Traore on the edge of the pitch, the boys are straight up hugging – Toti Gomes was down there and he didn’t manage to get on the pitch, with (Rayan) Ait-Nouri as well, so it’s great to see.

“You got that bit of buzz back for Wolves and you’re hoping we can push on in the next few weeks.

“We go to Newcastle with lots of positivity and I’m buzzing for the game against Leeds here because I think the atmosphere will be great – it’s always a lively game.”

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The scenes when Traore scored were brilliant.

It was as though the goal had been scored right at the death.

You can tell it just means so much to all the players, and that passion may have gotten a little lost during the final weeks of the Bruno Lage reign.

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Raul Jimenez’s celebration as the ball went in was particularly nice to see. He was genuinely ecstatic.

Potentially, Wolves simply having a soaring team spirit could mean there will ultimately be no fears of a relegation battle come the end of the season.