Liverpool manager, Tony Pulis has come out to say that Adama Traore should settle down at Wolves to fight for a spot in the Spanish national team.
Pulis recently revealed that the speedy winger has to focus on breaking into the Spain set-up ahead of Euro 2020 because he is presently in good form.
According to him, Traore has always been a decent player and all he needed to thrive as a footballer was the confidence he is showing now.
He added that the winger’s pace and balance is super extraordinary for Wolves, in addition to his temperament and personality.
His words, “I think Adama always had the ability to play. The big thing was his confidence. I think I probably caught him at the right time. He had gone and worked for a few managers who weren’t enamoured enough to play him on a regular basis.
“I obviously knew him as a West Brom manager watching [Aston] Villa, watched him in the reserves a few times. His pace and balance was just extraordinary.
“Going to Middlesbrough, he wasn’t in the team when I got there but I wanted to make him a focal point of the team. We did that and the biggest thing with him is that he grew in confidence and he started to believe in himself.
“I made him my best friend. He used to come in and make me a cup of coffee after lunch and we would sit down and watch videos. He became a friend and he knew he’d be first pick on the team sheet. And the team understood what we could get from him and what we couldn’t. Having said that, as the season progressed, he learned the other side of the game [defensive] well as well.
“You meet people in life who are really, really good people, and Adama is a really good person. You hope and pray those people get everything out of life that they possibly can.
“He’s gone to Wolves – we didn’t want to get rid of him at Middlesbrough, but the only problem was the finances… He went to the right club, stepped up and has murdered it.
“I think he can only get better. His temperament and personality is first class. His next step, I speak to him now and then, his next step is to get a place in the Spanish side.
“I’ll be quite content for him, and I said this to him, to settle down. He seems happy at Wolves. He’s playing under a manager that’s confident with him and gives the respect Adama needs.
“But Adama’s big challenge is seeing if he can get a place in the Spanish team and keep it.”
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