After Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday, manager Nuno Espirito Santo was full of praise for the one of his substitutes, Adama Traore, as quoted on the club’s official website.
Traore, 25, came off the bench to score Wolves’ equaliser against Brighton and was a constant source of menace to the Seagulls’ defenders for the rest of the game.
Wolves eventually broke down the Seagulls’ defence again to score a second, courtesy of Morgan Gibbs-White, to seal a first Premier League victory over Graham Potter’s team.
In his post-match press conference (2pm, May 9, 2021), Nuno said about Traore: “He changed the game totally. He created a great impact on the goal, besides the goal that he scored. All the one versus ones on the right side were very difficult for Brighton. The way he unbalanced Brighton, he did a fantastic job.”
In addition to his goal, Traore had three shots and was Wolves’ highest rated player in today’s game with 7.79, according to WhoScored.
The Spanish winger was not the only player who Nuno singled out for credit after the game.
During the press conference (2pm, May 9, 2021), Nuno credited match-winner Morgan Gibbs-White.
He said: “Besides the goal he did a good job, full of movement, especially in the second half. He did well. It shows character to be focused after that awful mistake he made (open goal). I’m very happy for Morgan.”
It has been a good response from Wolves following their 4-0 humbling at home to Burnley a fortnight ago.
A draw in the Black Country derby last week and victory today means Wolves can experiment with their starting eleven for the remaining three games.