Wolves' Matt Doherty on his partnership with Adama Traore

Wolves' Matt Doherty on his partnership with Adama Traore

​Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty has revealed that he and Adama Traore have formed a great partnership which ensured them a point against Southampton. 

Doherty came on as a half-time substitution to replace Ruben Neves and that changed the dynamic of Wolves game - which led to Raul Jimenez scoring the equaliser for his side - both sides sharing the spoils. 

On his partnership with Traore

“When I came on, I was told to play a bit more inside and let Adama stay out wide. We obviously work on those kinds of things on the training ground all the time, and I managed to get in behind a few times, with one of those leading to the goal.

“When I play alongside Adama, we’re told to switch all the time – to never be in the same position. Our movement is quite good, and at times today their defence didn’t know what to do.”

On sharing the spoils with Southampton

“It’s one of those games – if you don’t win, you just have to make sure you don’t lose, and we did that.

“They matched us up from the start, and I thought they played pretty well, so it was probably a point gained in the end.

“With the penalty, I had no real doubts that it was going to get overturned by VAR because I know that once it gets given it’s hard to overturn it. There’s contact – he definitely caught me.”

The Europa League tie against Slovan Bratislava

“We’re playing in Europe – this is what we wanted, so we’re all excited to play there. We’ll go to Slovakia wanting to win, and hopefully to enjoy it.”

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