Wolves manager Bruno Lage has said that Adama Traore would be playing for ‘a top team’ if his finishing was better.
He has vowed to work with the Spanish winger to make him more ruthless in front of goal.
Why was Lage discussing Traore’s finishing?
Lage was speaking after his first competitive game in charge of Wolves ended in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City. Jamie Vardy’s goal four minutes before the interval proved to be the difference between the two teams.
Traore spurned what was called a ‘golden chance’ by BBC reporter Phil Dawkes to put Wolves in front after being set through on goal when the sides were level.
The 25-year-old scored just two Premier League goals last season, underperforming on his expected goal tally of 2.4 (via Infogol).
Traore’s profligacy hasn’t stopped potential suitors sniffing around, though, with 90Min reporting on Friday that Liverpool could revisit their interest in the winger in the remaining fortnight of the transfer window.
These Wolves fans focus on ‘top team’ label
Tim Spiers, Wolves correspondent for The Athletic, relayed the comments from Lage, and here’s what some supporters made of the manager’s words. Unsurprisingly, they weren’t well received.
“And obviously doesn’t think we’re a top team either”
“Might not be at a top team, but not the best to hear it off our manager”
“Disheartening to hear the manager refer to his team as a stepping stone. Also has referred to Wolves as a big step in his career.”
“Not what we want to hear”
“So the manager thinks we are not a top team!”
“Showing his lack of experience. Comments far too easily seen as being negative about his own team!”
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