Traore forced to withdraw from Spain squad

Traore forced to withdraw from Spain squad

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 11, 2019. 16:00

Adama Traore has been forced to withdraw from Spain’s squad for upcoming Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Malta and Romania this month, a day after being summoned as a replacement for the injured Rodrigo.

The Wolverhampton Wolves winger revealed that he too sustained an injury and has duly been replaced in the squad by Paris Saint-Germain’s Pablo Sarabia.

Traore, who was rumoured to have agreed to switch his international allegiance to Mali, confirmed that although he had talks with the African nation’s football association, he hadn’t made a final decision as yet.

The 23-year-old former Barcelona youth player was duly called up by La Roja and looked sure to make his senior debut for the country of his birth, before being ruled out due to injury himself.

“Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the call of the national team because of an injury in the game we played this Sunday against Aston Villa,” Traore told the Spanish national team’s official website.

“I am sorry I cannot be in this call, but I will continue working to be in the best possible way for the next lists, God willing.

“I want to thank for the confidence that the coach has placed in me.

“This Monday I will have medical tests at my club, Wolverhampton, to know the extent of the injury,” he concluded.

Traore has scored two goals and assisted five in 20 appearances across all competitions for Wolves this season.

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