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Big guns handed Traore warning

4th March 2019, 11:39 by Craig Smithson

Chelsea and Manchester United have been warned by Adama Traore that Wolves are determined to pick up more points off them.

Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez struck in the first half to give the hosts a comfortable 2-0 win over Cardiff on Saturday.

With Wolves still in the hunt for European football next season, they go to Stamford Bridge next Sunday before hosting United in an FA Cup quarter-final tie six days later.

This season Nuno Espirito Santo's side have already beaten Chelsea 2-1 and drawn 1-1 with United, and Traore is ready for them again.

"It's two big games, and I think we will come out with the same mentality and go for the win," said the 23-year-old.

"The team has great mentality, whatever the game, whoever it's against, we go out with the same mentality. Against Cardiff, every player on the pitch showed up.

"Whatever team we are playing, we know in the Premier League it is tough. Every game is tough. On Saturday we had a very good game but we need to keep going.

"After you lose (at Huddersfield on Tuesday) it's difficult, and you have to come with the right attitude to the next game because no one wants to lose the games."

It was Traore's first Premier League start since December, and the £18million joint-record buy wanted to justify his selection.

"I'm so happy for the fans. They support me every day, every time I play, so I need to give them back with a performance," he told the club's official site.

"It's been a long time since I last started, but I waited for my moment and when I had the chance to play, I showed them what I can do."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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