Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says Adama Traore must get better
Last Updated: 06/01/19 1:52pm
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has warned club-record signing Adama Traore that he must improve.
Traore joined Wolves for £18m from Middlesbrough last summer but has scored just once and provided no assists since his move.
The forward has, on average, produced less than one cross and just 0.7 key passes per appearance for Wolves. In 55 top-flight games for Aston Villa, Boro and Wolves he has just two assists and has managed just nine shots on target.
Traore is likely to start in Monday's FA Cup third-round tie against Liverpool and Nuno wants more from the ex-Barcelona youngster.
He said: "Adama must improve. Of course he has good things and given us good moments but he has to be consistent through all the performances. This is something we are really focused on because we truly believe in his qualities.
"I think he is focused, he is working hard and we are helping him to achieve what we want. He needs to improve on a lot of things, like all the players. But I know what he's going to give me, total availability to do his task.
"He brings an element of speed, unpredictability, quality and at the same time he must improve in all the aspects of the game.
"Players who play in the last line of the pitch, the most difficult line to play, have to have these characteristics. Talent, this is what you expect from them."