Ruben Neves has lavished praise on Adama Traore for his contributions in yesterday’s amazing win over Aston Villa.
Wolverhampton Wanderers recorded their third straight win in the Premier League, in the most dramatic fashion.
Bruno Lage’s side played pretty poorly at Villa Park and were 2-0 down with just over 10 minutes to go.
But Romain Saiss and Conor Coady got the visitors back level, before Ruben Neves scored via a deflected free-kick right at the death.
There was an element of luck involved for Wolves, but arguably it’s what they deserved after the first three games of 2021/22.
Traore played a big part in the comeback.
The Spaniard tossed the ball into the box for Daniel Podence to cross for Coady on the second goal.
He then won the free-kick which Neves scored from.
Speaking after the game, the Wolves match-winner heaped praise on the 25-year-old: “It’s his game. He can do things that not anyone can do in football because of his characteristics, of course.
“He’s a special player, we are used to it because he does a lot of it in training sessions, and we know how hard it is to stop him, almost impossible when he’s running.
“Unlucky he didn’t score, but he did a great cross for our second goal.”
Yesterday’s was very ‘Traore’
Traore made vital contributions yesterday, but he won’t be recognised for them statistically, which is a shame.
Wolves don’t steal three points if he doesn’t drive at the defence.
He will no doubt continue to have his critics, mainly from neutrals who don’t look past the goals and assists stats.
But Traore remains an utter menace, and it’s clear Wolves will always be more threatening when he’s on the field.