Spain vs Switzerland Winger impressed against Switzerland
Adama Traore was arguably the main talking point to come from Spain’s 1-0 win over Switzerland in the Nations League.
In a fairly uneventful match at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, the Wolves winger made it worth watching in a second half cameo.
Adama continues being the most exciting player in this Spain team.
He wasted no time in demonstrating his incredible power and speed with a number of hurtling runs down the right wing in the second half.
Without being brilliant, the substitute did upstage the likes of Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres in Spain’s attacking unit.
With the game goalless in the first half, David de Gea produced a decisive stop to deny Loris Benito.
The Swiss full-back arrived late at the back post to guide a cross on target, only for De Gea to stick out his left glove to steer it around the near post.
The Manchester United goalkeeper kept the third clean sheet of Luis Enrique’s second spell in charge – four games in total.
Mikel Oyarzabal scored the only goal of the night, but we still don’t know who Luis Enrique’s preferred striker is yet.
During the second half, the Real Sociedad forward couldn’t double his tally when Yann Sommer parried the ball in his direction inside the six-yard box.
Many people had wanted to see Ansu Fati and Adama play together in this Spain side, but Luis Enrique replaced the former with the latter in the second half.
The Barcelona youngster couldn’t repeat the performance he put in against Ukraine last month and was the first player, along with Dani Olmo, to be replaced.
There was a moment to forget for Sommer in the Switzerland goal as he presented the ball to Mikel Merino in front of goal.
The Real Sociedad midfielder offloaded the ball to his club teammate, with Oyarzabal taking full advantage of Sommer’s mistake.