Bruno Lage has admitted he needs to understand Adama Traore better moving forwards at Wolves.
The Spanish winger has experienced a mixed campaign so far.
Traore was brilliant in the first three matches that all resulted in a 1-0 defeat.
Just lately though, Traore’s form has dipped slightly, with Hwang Hee-chan arguably outshining him.
Traore is technically still without a goal or an assist to his name so far in 2021/22, although he was crucial to the comeback against Aston Villa.
There have undoubtedly been promising signs, but Lage has suggested he needs more time to work with the 25-year-old.
He said: “For me as a manager, I need to understand Adama better, how we can do and how we can improve, and also for Adama to understand what we want from him.
“When you look at the first three or four games, Adama did very well; he played outside, he played inside, he created a lot of chances.
“That’s the Adama we want, and we are happy with him.”
Traore must recapture early season form
Wolves could do with Traore reaching the level he was at in those first few games.
He was absolutely unplayable at times.
If he can get things to click at the same time as Hwang and Raul Jimenez, then Wolves are going to be a huge threat.
It is still early days for Lage at Wolves and it will take time for him to better understand his players.
But the early signs about his impact on Traore are good so far.