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Nuno Espirito Santo insists “unique” Adama Traore is more consistent now

Adama Traore has been described as a “unique” talent by Wolves boss Nuno Esprito Santo who insists the ace is becoming more consistent.

Muscular paceman Traore flopped in the Premier League initially at Aston Villa as a youngster in 2015/16.

But he then showed flashes of his huge potential at Middlesbrough for two seasons.

Now Wolves boss Nuno insists Traore,25, is improving despite failing break his duck this term after four goals and nine assists last season in the top-flight.

Ahead of today’s trip to Villa, Nuno assessed: “Adama is unique all over football , there is no player like him.

“The moment we and the team-mates realise how good Adama can be, I hope I will be here to see it.

“He is very special.

“I am always hoping for that special thing to happen but it is there, there is no doubt about it.

“Since he joined Wolves the differences in performance still exist but he is growing and it (his consistency) is going up.”

Wolves boss Nuno and flyer Traore were both born on January 25 and the Portuguese coach reckons he and his player share a bond

The former Barcelona youngster has made his international debut for Spain this season and now has five caps.

He was desperately unlucky not to open his League account this term last month against Leeds when his thunderbolt from outside the box came back off the bar and went in off keeper Illan Meslier for an own goal.

Nuno,47, who shares a birthday with Adama on January 25, added: “He is progressing.

“Adama is being able to cover more positions in the pitch.

“Now he is being able to change sides and create an impact.

“He has played as a full-back and played as a striker too.

“A lot of things Adama has improved on.”

Meanwhile, Nuno has insisted he will carry on taking the knee before kick off as an anti-discrimination gesture even if others drop the protest.

Nuno said: “I will continue to do it even if one day I will do it by myself if they give me the chance.

“The results don’t come immediately but you cannot give up.

“It is a long battle. Through time we will reach it.”




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