Darren Bent has been left drooling over Wolves winger Adama Traore after the 24-year-old lifted the lid on his training plans.
The former Tottenham and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, branded the wide-man “unstoppable” after his performances this season.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Traore has revealed that he has been working closely with the coaches during lockdown in a bid to become “even faster” out on the pitch.
The Spanish winger started on the bench for Wolves’ 2-0 win against West Ham but was brought on to replace Diogo Jota just after the hour mark.
He made the desired impact less than 10 minutes after joining the fray by delivering the cross for Raul Jimenez to nod home the opener, with Pedro Neto netting the second.
Having already seen Traore establish himself as a speed demon in the Premier League, Bent admits he cannot believe the Wolves man could terrorise defenders with his pace any more than he already does.
Bent told Football Insider: “He’s already unstoppable so if he’s talking about becoming quicker, honestly, I don’t understand how someone can be so powerful and so quick.
“Where Nuno’s got to take so much credit is that he’s managed to harness that. He’s been to Villa, he’s been to Barcelona and it hadn’t worked out for him as well – I even forgot that he was at Villa.
“To be fair to him, Nuno’s got him looking like a world-class player at times – someone that know what he’s doing. When you’ve got that pace and power, that’s half the battle.
“If you can harness that power, go: ‘When we’ve got the ball in this position, make this run, do this, do that,’ and he’s taken that on board. That is fantastic man-management.”
Traore, who joined Wolves from Middlebrough in 2018, frustrated fans with his inconsistency last year and made just eight Premier League starts.
However, he has been a mainstay for Nuno Espirito Santo this season, playing as a right-winger, a left-winger a centre-forward and a wing-back.