Traore’s performance was so impressive that some wondered if he would be open for a return to Barcelona, a club he left for England in 2015.
Adama’s mentality is to work every day to be better
Adama Traore was a big novelty during Spain’s friendly against Portugal on Wednesday night with the Wolves making his debut for La Roja. His performance was so impressive that some wondered if he would be open for a return to Barcelona, a club he left for England in 2015. Adama also confessed to having talked a lot with Ansu Fati, Barcelona’s exciting prodigy in the Spanish national team. “We are talking about everything, more general topics, because I have been at the club for many years, and so has he,” Adama said during a press conference on Thursday. “We met at the academy, we talked about things related to the team, about what happened together at Barcelona, and we know each other well”. It’s not my decision; whether I would suit Barcelona, my mentality is to work every day to be better.”
Traore’s speed surprises himself also, but it’s his playing style
There were several moments during Wednesday night’s match where Adama showed off his pace and power, and he stated that he had never been tested in a 100-meter race. “I’ve never been tested,” he said. “I’d like it, but the GPS tells me with a speed that I’m going on the pitch. Sometimes it surprises me, but it’s my style of play”. Frederic Kanoute was open in his approach to try to convince the 24-year-old to change loyalty and play for Mali, but the winger revealed that he did not negotiate with the former Mali striker. “I did not talk to him about the Malian national team,” Adama said. “I met him when I was a child, he is a big person in Mali, but I am not talked to him about this issue”.
Luis Enrique had Adama on the periphery of his Barcelona squad in the 2014/15 season, but it’s clear that the current Spain boss is a fan of the Wolves player. “He asked me to do my best, do my piece to win the matches,” Adama revealed. “I can only thank him for his trust, and his staff, the doctors. For his insistence that I come. If there are three opponents next to me, it means there is a free path.”