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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.

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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).