Diogo Jota praised Wolverhampton Wanderers teammate Adama Traore after his assist in the win over Aston Villa at the weekend.
Traore setup Raul Jimenez’s winning goal in a 2-1 victory against their Midlands rivals in the Premier League.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are up to eighth in the league table after a rocky start and are now beginning to build some real momentum at Molineux.
Traore is someone that has really stepped it up this campaign, with two goals and five assists in 20 games across all competitions so far.
The 23-year-old is becoming a regular on the right flank, where his express pace and energy is adding a lot to the side.
His assist against Villa came after he picked up possession inside his own half and sprinted away on the counter attack, something he does better than most in the division.
Jota feels that the Spaniard has been threatening to do that more and hailed him as a dangerous Wolves player.
“He’s been doing that for a while (like the second goal). Fortunately for us he’s able to find the right pass and he’s a good weapon for us,” Jota said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
Traore has always had the ability to breeze past defenders like they are not there, but the difference now is that his end product is showing signs of improvement and he appears to be loving life in the Wolves XI.
Nuno has managed to find a spot for him in the side out wide and he is the one individual that gets the supporters excited whenever in possession.
He has a great chance to rack up the assists this season when he’s got an intelligent striker like Jimenez in the box and it’s great to see he’s making improvements.