Adama Traore on target as Wolves book FA Cup fourth round place with narrow Crystal Palace win
FA Cup, Molineux: Wolverhampton 1 (Traore 35') Crystal Palace 0
Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates scoring the first goal with Rayan Ait-Nouri during the FA Cup Third Round tie between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Place at Molineux on January 08, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said he felt compelled to field a strong line-up for the match due the FA Cup's history and hoped that the goal would give Traore, who has been out of sorts this term, a confidence boost.
“It [the FA Cup] deserved to be respect because it is the oldest competition," he is quoted as saying by the BBC.
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"We want to compete and go as far as possible and we always try. It was a special goal from a special player [Adama Traore]. I am very happy because I think this goal will boost his confidence.
“He has been really trying in training sessions and that is why I am so happy.