Alan Hutton has revealed he told Wolves winger Adama Traore to “slow down” during his time at Aston Villa after becoming frustrated with the attacker’s poor decision making.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Villa defender, who played with the 23-year-old nine times during their time at the midlands giants, says that the wide man had him tearing his hair out at times with his lack of composure in attack.
Traore struggled to nail down a place in the starting XI in his first season at Molineux but has established himself under Nuno Espirito Santo during the current campaign.
Having seen the winger net two goals to help Wolves stun reigning Premier League champions Manchester City last weekend, Hutton says he hopes the Spanish-born forward has learned from his previous mistakes.
Hutton told Football Insider: “He’s a player I know well from Villa, he was so frustrating but so good. It kind of sums him up – he goes by people like they’re not there and then he’ll try to bust the net and the ball would go wild.
“You’d say to him: ‘Just slow down, slow down and pick the right option, you’re too quick, you’ve beat the person so just slow down.’ It was frustrating but the two finishes there, that’s what he’s done.
“He broke through, slowed down, he composed himself and then slotted the ball in. I’m hoping that’s the turn for him, he’s played a lot recently. Hopefully he’s got that composure now because he’s got everything.”
Traore has played 14 times already for Wolves this season, with European games to add to his Premier League outings, scoring two goals and contributing three assists.
He has a total of 50 appearances for the Molineux outfit, with just three goals to his name.