Adama Traore was frustrated by Richarlison’s winning goal for Everton yesterday.

He told the club’s official website that he and his Wolves teammates have done so much work on defending set pieces to avoid letting in that type of goal.

Richarlison nodded in Gylfi Sigurdsson’s corner to seal a 1-0 win for Everton in their final home match of the season.

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“It’s frustrating because we’ve all been working so hard [on set-pieces], but like I say, we learn, and we keep moving on,” said Traore of the goal.

“We had the chances, but we didn’t take our chances. We kept fighting to the end, but we’re sad because we didn’t come away with anything.

“But there is still one game left of the season, and we will fight to the end We created many chances that we needed, but it’s frustrating because we don’t finish with it going in the back of the net.

“But we know that we need to keep going, keep fighting, because this is how I think, and this is how I will keep thinking.”

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Traore was one of Wolves’ brightest players at Spurs on Sunday and Everton didn’t have too many answers to stop him yesterday.

As per WhoScored, he was fouled six times by Carlo Ancelotti’s men, at least four more than any other player on the pitch suffered.

He embarked on seven dribbles, but as he eluded to in his interview, was unable to help Wolves find the cutting edge.

In a tight game like last night’s, conceding from a set-piece is always likely to cost a team all three points and so it proved.

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