Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Molineux last night, with Adama Traore again coming in clutch.
The Spanish winger has had a lot of criticism this season for his lack of goal involvements.
Before the game against West Ham United, he’d gone 35 Premier League games without a goal or an assist.
That had suggested he was regressing, but recently Traore has exploded.
The amazing assist against the Hammers was followed up by a cracking finish against Fulham, and last night, Traore laid on a fine ball for Willian Jose to score his first since joining on loan.
There’s no denying he hasn’t had the best of seasons, but he’s provided a gentle reminder over the past few games that he is a serious, unique talent.
With Pedro Neto out injured for the foreseeable, Traore has served up a reminder that he has the potential to cushion that blow.
Traore can ease Neto woes
It’s looking like Neto will not be fit come the start of 2021/22, and that means Wolves need a new source of inspiration.
There is no player better equipped to assume this responsibility than Traore.
Neto’s absence could seriously sting, but it doesn’t have to become as crippling if Traore can just improve his consistency.
One gets the feeling that Traore will now be determined not to let his standards drop again, and relish becoming Wolves’ creative spark again, as was the case last season.