In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who has scored 306 goals for Wolves, believes Adama Traore’s poor form is in part due to the absences of Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez, with whom he worked well last season.
Traore has failed to register a single Premier League goal or assist this season, compared to the last campaign where he finished with four goals and nine assists, and Bull believes he’s the only one left of their formidable trio is an important factor.
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Wolves have struggled in front of goal since Jimenez fractured his skull against Arsenal last year with no one able to do what he does for the Midlands club during what has been a frustrating season for Nuno.
Speaking on Traore not being the same without Jota and Jimenez as well as what has been a tough season for Wolves, Bull said FFC exclusively:
“WhenwehadtheThreeoftheir;Jimenez,whoandTraore they were a formidable force. Whenyoutakearoomofthisjigsawa waythe other two are thinking, ‘whatTo gosure?’
“Nuno’s hadafrustratingyear iit waslikeatransformation period. There have been Newplayersto come upinand oldplayersto gooutside, they therefore need time to gel.
“I think Nunosigna Three years deal at the end of last year, soweobtainedhimforthefollowingof themyearsatthe least and he will think about building for the future now.
Wolves scored 49 times in the Premier League last season, however, they have only found the back of the net 26 times so far this campaign with their frustrations in front of goal obvious to see.
Traore was good in his preparation play towards the final third, but failed to convert it into meaningful assists or goal attempts.