Adama Traore was pleased to show other facets of his game and score a goal more unfamiliar to him at the weekend, which he believes will improve him as a player.
Accustomed to breakaway goals, or strikes with ferocious power, but Traore showed his intricacy with Wolves 1-0 down to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, exchanging passes with Fabio Silva in a tight area and guiding the ball home. That equaliser set up a thrilling finale, which saw Morgan Gibbs-White win the game for Wolves, and that spirit on show was another pleasing factor to Traore.
On the intricacy of his goal
“It’s very important to work on every aspect, in tight spaces, like when they have one man less, you try to use the space when they close you down. I’ve been working in training with the players and finally have my result, and I’m happy to help the team.”
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On a different side to his game
“My quality which everyone sees is my speed, my one versus ones, and I think link-up with the players gives me another aspect in the game, it gives me another view in the game, and made me grow as a player.
“I’ve got to keep working with the players and it will make me more difficult to mark and I can help the team more, so I’m happy it was like this.”
On resilience to come from behind
“This is football, sometimes we keep working and it happens, but the important thing is we don’t lose the faith, we keep fighting until the end, this is the mentality until the end of the season and hopefully next year.”
On the red card changing the game
“It’s always tough for the team in front of course if they have one player less, but it doesn’t matter, we keep digging, keep pushing, have faith and we got the win which was important.”