Adama Traore knows the threat posed to Wolves by this weekend’s opponents Manchester City, but the wide-man says his team are focused on earning a positive result against the Premier League champions.
The versatile speedster, who has been hard at working to improve both his attacking and defensive skill sets after being asked to service several positions on the right side of Wolves’ line-up this season, insists his teammates have the belief that they can beat whoever they come up against, ahead of Sunday afternoon’s clash with City.
On the test of Man City
“Everyone knows Manchester City’s a great team, they have great players and a good manager, but we’re focusing on our team because we know what we have in front of us.
“The gaffer will definitely have us working on preparing for the game the best way possible, but any team we have in front of us, we go out onto the pitch to win. We will fight to win and work so hard for the result.”
On being the fastest
“I’ve never timed myself over 100 metres. Many people have asked me, and maybe one day I will, but it’s difficult when you’re inside a season because most of the time I can’t do these things because I could get injured.
“The club wouldn’t be happy with that, but maybe one day I will time myself.
“You never know if there is someone faster than me, but I know my speed and most of the time I use it for good, but I don’t know if there is anyone faster.”
On improving his all-round game
“I’ve been working so hard, not only on the offensive part of my game; the final third of the pitch, the last pass, assists or scoring, I’m also working hard on the defensive way.
“I know my speed, I know I’m strong, but I’ve definitely been improving my tactical play, my attacking movements and my defensive movements.
“I’ve been played in three different positions by the gaffer, so if I can play in these three positions then that will make me a better player and it gives the teams better options.
“It makes it more difficult for the team we play, because I can play in different positions or in different moments of game I can bring different things, so it makes it more difficult for the other team to defend.”