Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham has criticised Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Adama Traore’s end product on Sky Sports News (10am on March 7), as per This is Futbol.
Well, Higginbotham was speaking on Sky Sports News prior to the west Midlands outfit’s Premier League trip to Chelsea on Sunday, and he was asked about the 23-year-old attacker.
The summer signing from Middlesbrough has found regular first-team starts hard to come by for Wolves so far this term, but he impressed in a wing-back and then a wing role when handed a spot in the XI by Nuno Santo for the 2-0 win against Cardiff City last weekend.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, via This is Futbol, the 40-year-old said: “It’s his end product, that’s the biggest thing with Traore. I’ve not seen a player quicker than him – he’s so direct, so strong – but a lot of the time it is his end ball.
“That final decision-making, whether he be going for goal, whether it be a pass.”
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He certainly is.
In terms of sheer pace and trickery the former Barcelona starlet has the world at his feet, and if he can start to add more goals and assists to his game – as he did at times for Boro in the Championship – then there is no doubt that he can go on to bigger and better things.
He has the speed to frighten opposition defenders and get the better of them, and now he needs to show that on a more consistent basis under Nuno Santo.
Following his most recent display and with the club having little to play for in the Premier League, he may be given that opportunity in the coming weeks.