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Adama Traore – a nightmare for many Premier League defenders (Part 3)

Traore is not considered strong in tactical execution, leading to his first time at Middlesbrough, he had to … change wings after each half to be able to hear the direction on the border from Karanka.

In the first 31 matches at Middlesbrough, Traore could not find his way into the net. The second season went more smoothly, when he was voted “Player of the Year” by both fans and teammates with five goals and 10 assists. Thanks to the brilliant performance, Traore was recruited by Wolves in August 2018 for about 23.5 million USD.

Under the guidance of Coach Nuno Espirito Santo, Traore continues to progress in technical and tactical aspects. He was used in both the attacking position, right wing and right back when defender Matt Doherty was injured.

“Adama can do everything – from reviving the team, creating opportunities to making the opponent confused. Recently he is also stable in defense, supports the center-back and avoids the ball on. No. But we are still improving him”, said coach Nuno.

From a slender boy in his Barca debut, Traore has transformed into a muscular nightmare of the left-backs in the Premier League. His speed is so fast that Olympic champion 4×100 m distance Darren Campbell had to advise Traore … slow down on the field.

However, the number of four goals and four assists after 20 Premier League matches this season is still not the statistics of a top star that Traore is aiming for.

Traore transformed from a slim player into a muscular athlete

Having a Mali background, Traore was invited to join the African national football team by Traore, although he played for U16, U17, U19 and U21 Spain. In November 2019, coach Luis Enrique called Traore to Spain to prepare for Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Malta and Romania. But Traore was unable to play due to injury and was replaced by Pablo Sarabia.

If they continue their current form, Traore will likely continue to cause the two Spanish football associations and Mali to compete. With a midfield prioritizing technical players like Spain, owning a backup card with a high level of mutation like Traore will certainly be useful at Euro 2020.


Adama Traore – a nightmare for many Premier League defenders (Part 2)

In the recent match against Watford, Traore also set a record for the number of dribbles in an Premier League match since Opta began statistics from the 2006-2007 season – 15 times! Considering the whole of Europe with the players who have played at least 1000 minutes, the number of successful passes of Traore … is still a corner of the sky, surpassing stars like Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria or Jadon Sancho.

The current sublimation may be late, but must have been in the mind of Traore when he was determined to break up Barca after more than a decade of attachment. At the age of eight, the Traore family received a call from a Barca scout to invite him to the famous La Masia academy.

At first, his mother … hung up because he thought it was a teasing call because Traore had his brother Mohamed at that time wearing Espanyol shirt.

Since the 2013-2014 season, Traore wore the Barca B team and was even facilitated the first team debut in November 2013. At the age of 17, Traore was replaced by coach Gerardo Martino for Neymar in Barca’s 4-0 win over Granada in La Liga. That same season, Traore first experienced the Champions League in a 1-2 defeat to Ajax Amsterdam.

However, the youngster quickly realized that in order to get on the pitch regularly, he had to leave the Camp Nou.

After 11 years with Barca and only one goal for the first team, Traore moved to the Premier League to wear Aston Villa summer 2015 for $ 9 million.

Barca let him go, but still hoped their raw gem would shine, by setting a provision to buy Traore within three years on a contract with Villa. However, Traore’s first season in England was catastrophic, when Villa was relegated, and he himself was fined for undisciplined.

After only a year, Traore was sold to Middlesbrough. Coach Middlesbrough then, Aitor Karanka, knew Traore thanks to the period of youth football in Spain. According to Guardian, Karanka understands Traore’s ability to create mutations with the speed ball. But the inaccuracy in the final balls was the problem of the youngster.

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Adama Traore – a nightmare for many Premier League defenders ((Part 1)

Having had to leave Barca in boredom, but Wolves striker Adama Traore is shining and becoming a nightmare for many Premier League defenders this season.

If Man City becomes the former Premier League king at the end of the 2019-2020 season, coach Pep Guardiola will surely remember Adama Traore. In both matches between Wolves and Man City, Traore scored a total of three goals and created one more to help Wolves take all six points.

Years ago, the player born in 1996 could not compete for a place on the first team Barca – the place that made Guardiola’s great name.

The way Traore plays football is reminiscent of a tank in the right corridor of Wolves – where he acts as a winger or an attacking full-back. Traore’s physique is more like an rugby player than a footballer, with a muscular upper body.

It is no coincidence that after seeing Traore’s performance this season, many FIFA players have called EA Sports producer to adjust his fitness level at 75, which is lower than… Marcus Rashford of Man Utd.

Benjamin Mendy – Man City’s most expensive left-back in the world – is among Traore’s poor victims. In the second phase match between Wolves and Man City, the French world champion hesitated to clear the ball when the score was 1-2.

Traorée quickly realized the opportunity and easily grabbed the ball from Mendy after a nudge, then the cross stretched to help Jimenez equalize the score. Earlier, Traore has raised hope for “Wolves” with an unstoppable low shot from outside the penalty area.

The performance in front of the defending team helped many neutral viewers to know more about Traore, in the context of many Premier League defenses that this 37-year-old man lost to the island.

According to Whoscored, Traore is the second most dangerous attacking player in the Premier League this season with an average score of 7.74. The only person above him was midfielder Kevin De Bruyne with a score of 7.95.

Among the 10 best Premier League players in the 2019-2020 season of WhoScored, Traore and Jack Grealish (10th, Aston Villa) are the only players not in the top three of Liverpool, Leicester City and Man. City. Traore’s outstanding strength is the speeding through people, with an average of 5.6 dribbles per game. This figure far exceeds the ratio of stars like Sadio Mane (1,2), James Maddison (1,9) or Riyad Mahrez (1,5).


Guardiola got angry because of the year-end schedule

Coach Pep Guardiola was dissatisfied with the English Premier League’s organizers forcing City to play two matches in less than 48 hours.

“I wrote a letter to the Premier League Organizing Committee to say thank you. We will go into the fridge after meeting Wolves to get ready for the Sheffield United match,” Guardiola said sarcastically.

According to the newly announced schedule, Man City will play on Wolves on December 27. About 46 hours later, they returned to their home turf to Sheffield United. Having too little rest time, moving between two matches can be physically disadvantageous for the defending Premier League champion.

In contrast, Liverpool has a easier schedule. Between the match against Leicester on December 26 and the match against Wolves on December 29, they had 68.5 hours to prepare. Time off until the next match, with Sheffield even longer, up to 99.5 hours.

Man City star Kevin De Bruyne also expressed concern about the unfavorable schedule: “Let’s wait and see how we feel after less than 48 hours of preparation. Normally playing next is impossible, but The schedule has been set and we have to find a way out. Hopefully every player feels fine after two games like that, but we will probably have to replace some players.”

Man City are third in the Premier League, with 38 points after 18 games. They are 11 points behind Liverpool, and play more than one game.

Years ago, year-end games often led to a turning point in the championship race. The team that stands firmly in this stage often heads straight to the championship, or initiates a comeback. On the contrary, the team stumbles easily leading to narrow the gap, or missed the opportunity to pursue.

Pep Guardiola respected the decision to leave Man City to Arsenal of assistant Mikel Arteta.

Mikel Arteta said goodbye to Man City members on Thursday, after 18 months working as an assistant at the club. A day later, Arsenal announced the appointment of a 37-year-old strategist. The contract is valid for three years. Arteta will receive $ 6.5 million salary each year at the Emirates Stadium.

Man City coach does not look to replace Arteta until the end of this season. Assistant Rodolfo Borrell will take on additional duties that Arteta left. “We will not recruit anyone,” Guardiola added. “We will continue our work with existing people.”

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Juergen Klopp was voted the best Premier League coach in November 2019

The victory of the Senegalese star is somewhat surprising because Jamie Vardy is the more prominent player in November.

The 32-year-old striker scored in all 3 matches (a total of 3 goals) and made 2 more passes to his teammates. Jamie Vardy also owns a series of goals in the Premier League and currently leads the race for the Golden Shoe with 16 goals.

The remaining individual award is the best goal in November 2019 by Kevin de Bruyne. Shot from outside the 16m50 line to make it 2-1 at the Newcastle midfielder’s Newcastle match won. Unfortunately for Kevin Bruyne, Man City only got 1 point in this competition because not long after he scored a super goal, Jonjo Shelvey fixed the score 2-2.

Liverpool kept Jurgen Klopp until 2024

Coach Jurgen Klopp has just signed a new five-year contract, with Premier League leader Liverpool.

“The club is in a very good position, and I have no intention of leaving,” Klopp said on the Liverpool homepage after signing the contract.

The old contract between Klopp and Liverpool, signed in July 2016, is still valid until the summer of 2022. But both sides want to continue to stick to the long term, stemming from the achievements that the Anfield team has been. gain.

Under Klopp, Liverpool gradually regained a position of power in both the fPremier League and Europe. Last season, they won the Champions League and finished second with only a point below the champions Manchester City. This season, Klopp’s teachers and students are unbeaten in the Premier League, keeping the top of the table with an eight-point gap and unbeaten through 17 rounds.

The 52-year-old German man also sees the absolute trust that Liverpool owner, Fenways Group, has for him as an important reason for Klopp’s long-term commitment.

Klopp’s two trusted assistants – Peter Krawietz and Pep Lijnders, also agreed to sign a new contract with Liverpool, to continue the promising project they are working on.

If he stays in Liverpool until the end of his contract, Klopp will have nine years to lead the Anfield team. The last time a leader had been with Liverpool for so long was Bob Paisley, the team’s coach during 1974-1983.


Arsenal is not for Ancelotti

Can Ancelotti lead Arsenal? The crown does not suit an ordinary person!

Do not be dazzled by the titles of Carlo Ancelotti. In England, people had to warn Arsenal about the possibility of the Italian coach’s failure in London. 

Winning four European leagues, with prestigious clubs from AC Milan, through Chelsea, to Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich. Another three Champions League trophies with a red and black striped shirt team and Real Madrid, the 60-year-old coach’s fortune is immense, along with the reputation and deep understanding of football, Carlo Ancelotti did. I couldn’t work anywhere.

Ancelotti is fluent in English, has experience in the Premier League, and promises to bring a new breeze to the north London team. So why is the Englishman so skeptical about the suitability of the Italian coach for Arsenal, when he seems to be the best option to bring this team back to the top years with Arsene Wenger?

First of all, we need to find out what the goal of the London capital team is when they want this talented and experienced strategist, they want to immediately return to the race to win the Premier League. , winning great titles or simply starting to rebuild a new foundation for the club that had been shaken since the end of the Wenger period and completely ruined under Unai Emery.

Arsenal at the moment is similar to the Inter Milan of the 2000s, chaotic, no idea, no football philosophy, no specific identity with many players who probably do not understand the presence of what they are there for, and the level is just average.

Those are typical signs of a failure, no matter how famous a manager is, or how expensive stars are not able to pull the Inter Milan forward. Marcelo Lippi, Marco Tardelli, Hector Cuper or Alberto Zaccheroni also failed at Giuseppe Meazza because they could not create a stable foundation, stars like Ronaldo, Vieri, Adriano or anyone else were buried in the tangle this mess.