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Traore missed Wolves game after forgetting passport

Adama Traore missing Wolves’ Europa League clash at Pyunik because he forgot his passport.
The 23-year-old forward – an £18m club record signing a year ago – was due to be part of the squad that travelled to Armenia for the 6,370-mile round trip for the third qualifying round tie in Eastern Europe.
But he was prevented from travelling because he only had his ID card – which was acceptable to travel within the UK, to Belfast for the Crusaders game the previous week – but not to leave Britain.
“Traore had a problem with his passport, so he couldn’t travel,” said head coach Nuno Espirito Santo after the 4-1 win. “He didn’t know and it was impossible for him to travel with his ID card outside the European Union, so he didn’t travel with us. He’ll join us for the next game.”
Traore’s place at right wing back was taken by fit-again Matt Doherty, who scored the first goal in a comfortable 4-0 win for Wolves to make history as the club’s biggest away victory in European competition.
Wolves will look to finish the job next Thursday at Molineux. But despite the margin of victory, Nuno insists the tie is not over however. “It’s not over. We still have one game to go, but it’s a good team,” he said.
Raul Jimenez scored twice to take his tally to four goals this season with his second successive brace before Ruben Neves netted a penalty in time added on. Nuno was delighted with his side’s finishing. “I’m happy, but I’m also happy with a lot of other things. There are a lot of aspects in the game that we must look at,” he added.
“But knowing that a goal is one of the most important things, when they achieve it through good combinations and they combine themselves it’s good. It’s a long process and we’ll keep on going.”
Nuno was also pleased with Wolves’ approach to the game, after they soaked up early pressure from Pyunik before hitting them in ruthless fashion to lead 3-0 at half-time. “We knew it was going to be a tough game, and they started the game very strong, created us a lot of problems, but it’s a good team with good players, and that was the time for us to be organised, be patient and stay in shape,” he said. “After that we managed well and started moving the ball and trying to create gaps and spaces.”
Wolves have started the season with four straight wins in the Europa League, scoring 10 times and conceding once. Nuno praised the players’ willingness to work. “It’s totally different, we approached it in a different way, with a lot of trips all over the world, but I’m pleased with the discipline and the hard work of the players,” he said. “It’s amazing how they work, they treat themselves and they respect themselves. But it’s about protecting the team and building.”
New £20m ssigning from AC Milan Patrick Cutrone won the penalty scored by Neves after making his debut coming off the bench for Diogo Jota in the 63rd minute. Nuno suggests the 21-year-old might need some patience to settle into the side. “He’s integrating, but it takes time,” added the boss. “Every new player who comes to our team needs time. We have to keep on going with him. His adaptation into the squad has been great, he has been received well into the group and it’s important he continues to improve and get inside the dynamics of the team. But more important is the way he believes in the terms of discipline and ambitions; he’s going along with that so I’m happy.”