Adama Traore happy to adapt for Wolves

Wing ace Adama Traore admits Wolves players must be ready to adapt as boss Nuno Espirito Santo ponders the approach for Sunday’s clash at Arsenal.

Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)
Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

With skipper Conor Coady back available, Wolves are likely to revert to their more familiar three-man defence against the Gunners. But Nuno has not ruled out using the four-man backline – seen for the first time in his reign during Monday’s 1-1 draw against Southampton – again this season and Traore says players need to be flexible.

“We have to adapt to whatever we have,” he said. “The manager planned the game like he did and the tactics were the way they were for playing Southampton.

“We have to adapt to whatever the manager says and be ready to fight to the end.”

Coady missed the Saints clash after spending a fortnight in self-isolation, having come into contact with someone infected with Covid-19.

Romain Saiss was also absent after contracting the virus on international duty with Morocco and it remains unclear whether he will be available for Sunday’s trip to the Emirates.

Nuno admits the current situation, which has seen more footballers test positive in recent weeks, means he must be ready to change plans at short notice.

“The situation we are in, there are so many things in the air,” he said. “It is so difficult to be clear and have plans that we have to find solutions.”

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