Tottenham scored a late winner against Wolves at Molineux on Sunday as Adama Traore caught the eye for the hosts.
Senior Tottenham players reportedly told Jose Mourinho to sign Adama Traore after he impressed the Spurs squad during Sunday’s clash at Molineux. The visitors ran out 2-1 winners thanks to an injury time goal from Jan Vertonghen.
Yet Traore was on the scoresheet for Wolves and was a constant thorn in the Tottenham side.
He scored the equaliser and caused Spurs real problems with his electric sprint speed.
Eric Dier and Harry Kane were both booked for hacking him down, the only thing they could do to stop him in his tracks.
Throughout the season, 24 players have been booked for bringing Traore down.
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It’s a weapon that is clearly very effective for Wolves and according to Football Insider, some Tottenham players were so impressed that they told Mourinho to sign him up.
One senior player is said to have claimed he was shocked at how much Traore has evolved in the last year.
He joined Wolves from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018 for £18million, but flattered to deceive in his first season in the Black Country.
This season though, he has become one of the most feared wide players in the division and has stamped his mark on Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
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Mourinho was keen to dish out praise of a number of Wolves stars after the match, but did hint he was enchanted by the performance of Traore.
“The two Portuguese guys in midfield are top players, [Joao] Moutinho and [Ruben] Neves, they are top players,” Mourinho said.
“They move the ball fast. Jonny [Otto] and [Matt] Doherty, they project the way they want.
“Adama and Diogo [Jota]? I don’t want to speak about them because I get tired seeing them run.
“It’s very difficult so it’s a big victory for us.”
Mourinho later added in a separate interview: “Traore and Jota can kill you out of nothing.”
After the game The Special One warned his team and fellow top rivals Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal that Wolves should not be written off by any means when it comes to securing Champions League football for next season.
“My feeling is that they (Wolves) are with us, Chelsea, United, Arsenal,” Mourinho said.
“They are fighting for the top six and they are smelling top four.
“I think that is what they do. In the Europa League, they can beat anyone – home and away.
“They have an incredible mentality.”