Wolves face Manchester City in their next Premier League game on Saturday – and Adama Traore has got to play on the right wing.
Wolves are looking to respond after last week’s gut-wrenching 1-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Bruno Lage’s side were seconds away from taking a point, but Divock Origi scored for the Reds.
Responding against City will obviously be no easy task.
Pep Guardiola’s team are currently top of the Premier League table, and are the reigning champions.
The did lose against RB Leipzig in midweek, but if anything that will see them become even determined against Wolves.
But Wolves have players than can hurt City, with Traore perhaps crucial to any success at the Etihad Stadium.
The 25-year-old famously scored twice on this ground in 2019, and Wanderers fans will be hoping for more of the same.
Traore tends to be a handful wherever he plays but against City, Lage should really consider playing him on the right.
Or maybe through the middle.
That’s because City probably have one of the few players in world football actually capable of matching Traore for pure speed: Kyle Walker.
Adama Traore better served playing on the right against Manchester City, away from Kyle Walker
It would probably be foolish for Traore to go up against Walker.
The £50 million England international is still blisteringly quick at the age of 31, and would be an ideal match-up against Traore. Arguably, he’d be as quick without the ball as Traore with it.
It’s worth pointing out he got sent off against Leipzig on Tuesday, so he’ll be determined to get back into the good books. He’ll be on his game.
Lage should be looking to get Traore up against Joao Cancelo instead.
The Portugal international is no slouch, but he isn’t nearly as quick as Walker or Traore.