Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has suggested he is ready to double-up on ‘difficult’ Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore on Friday.
The teams meet at Molineux in the Premier League tomorrow night with the Whites looking to get revenge after Nuno Espirito Santo’s side ran out 1-0 winners in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Raul Jimenez got the game’s only goal that night, but obviously the Mexican will not be involved this time around as he is still recuperating from his skull fracture.
One man that is pretty nailed on to start is Traore, with Daniel Podence also still on the sidelines.
The Spaniard is yet to score in the Premier League this season, and will hope to change that starting tomorrow.
He is obviously still a major threat despite his lack of goals, and Bielsa has hinted about getting more players around him to contain his threat.
He said (via Leeds Live): “I believe, fundamentally, Traore likes to play out wide on the wings.
“If he dominates the ball on his side he’s difficult to start, so whoever’s marking him will need some support.”
Traore threat can distract Leeds
If Leeds plan to get more bodies around Traore, it could potentially leave space in other areas of the pitch.
If the 25-year-old gets the ball and is able to switch it quickly inside, or completely across to Pedro Neto, then Leeds might struggle to deny chances.