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Taking Advantage


15:18 11th October 2012

Boss on taking advantage of Sako accuracy.

The dead ball skills of Bakary Sako have earned the praise of manager Ståle Solbakken who is now looking for his team to take advantage of some of the pinpoint balls into the box.

Since his arrival from Saint-Étienne in August, the French under 21 international has quickly endeared himself to the Molineux faithful and he has already notched four goals.

“With our own set pieces, obviously with Sako, we should do more about it,” said the boss. “We should score more goals from set pieces in the coming months because the delivery is very good. 

“We should gamble a little bit and be thinking ‘when it comes into my zone it’s a goal’. His (Sako) delivery is very consistent.”

Ståle also realises that if opposition teams choose to use extra men to try and stop Sako, it will leave gaps elsewhere to exploit.

“That’s a big advantage if they do that because then they play to our strengths and if they go that far it would be very good.

“That’s why at Blackburn we put Sako behind the striker for the last 20-25 minutes to get on the ball and shoot from distance.

“You have to adapt to the game, and adapt to what’s best for the team at a particular moment against a team and I think he can play behind the strikers sometimes.

“He can play both - right and left, and behind the striker.”

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