Luis Enrique has since this Friday a luxury reinforcement in the Spanish team that this Sunday will face Ukraine on the second day of the League of Nations. This is Adama Traoré, Wolverhampton winger who missed the appointment against Germany due to a positive suspect in coronavirus last weekend, but who has already joined the group and has even exercised with his teammates in the Football City of Las Rozas.
The Spanish Football Federation (FEF) received after the meeting held this Thursday in Stuttgart the confirmation of the results of the final test that should mark if Adama could join the concentration. And everything has gone according to the most optimistic forecasts Adama, therefore, traveled early this Friday to Madrid, with enough time to train for the first time under the Asturian coach with Spain.
Adama’s foreseeable debut against the Ukrainians, behind closed doors at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium in Valdebebas, will close a debate that has been installed for months, since until he plays an official match with the absolute Spanish team he could also act with Mali, the country of your family origin.
It is the second time that the Wolverhampton player has been called up with Spain. Robert Moreno summoned him to replace Rodrigo Moreno in his day but Adama fell due to a muscle problem. That kept the flame of hope alive for a possible call from Mali to the L’Hospitalet player.
The African team has tried by all means to convince Adama to play for the country of his parents but has not succeeded. Traoré only wants to succeed with Spain. He is sure that Luis Enrique’s commitment to him is not a flower of a day. The selection, of which he has been a part in lower categories, has followed him for a long time. Adama considers that his call has nothing to do with what happened with Munir or Bojan, cited at the time so that they did not go with Morocco and Serbia, respectively, but whose passage through La Roja was ephemeral.
Adama is a physical marvel and his speed and overflow on the wing is needed by the Spanish team. He is a different player to what is currently among the selectable, a type capable of altering the course of a game by coming off the bench. “I think he is the most unbalancing player in Europe,” said Luis Enrique to highlight the essential virtue for which he was called among those chosen for his re-release as coach after 18 months.