Spanish press hails impressive Aston Villa debutant Adama Traore

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Marca were full of praise for the former Barcelona youngster and covered his assist in his team’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace yesterday.

Spanish newspaper Marca have reported on Adama Traore’s Aston Villa debut yesterday, claiming that the young star was impressive and one of his side’s best players in defeat to Crystal Palace.

The former Barcelona starlet signed for Tim Sherwood’s men over the summer and got his first taste of Premier League football at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Traore was introduced from the bench and played the last 25 minutes of the Birmingham-based outfit’s 2-1 defeat in London.

Marca have hailed the substitute’s influence and highlighted his ability in getting the visitors level at 1-1 after individual skill and trickery.

The 19-year-old showed incredible pace to outstrip two Palace defenders and cross for Villa’s equaliser, which resulted in left-back Papa Souare putting the ball inadvertently into his own net.

The Spanish newspaper called Traore impressive and claimed he was one of Villa better players in the defeat to Alan Pardew’s men.

The teenager will be in line for a start after his progressive debut, with the summer addition adding pace and purpose to Sherwood’s attacking options.

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