Aston Villa winger Adama Traore expresses unhappiness at absence

The winger has endured a frustration since arriving from Barcelona.

Aston Villa winger Adama Traore has admitted his frustration at not being able to help his side this season, in comments made to the club’s official website.

The former Barcelona youngster joined from the Catalan giants in the summer in a move that had many Villa fans excited.

Instead he has managed just nine appearances in the Premier League so far in an injury-hit campaign.

His current spell on the sidelines has seen him absent since the January clash with Sunderland, in which he broke a bone in his foot.

He is now back fit and in contention for Saturday’s game with Bournemouth, but admits he has found it frustrating not being able to help his side as they slide towards the Championship.

“I haven't been happy not being able to help,” he told

"Nobody likes to be at the bottom of the table - and I have felt sad because I haven't been able to contribute to the team and help my team-mates in the side.”

"It's been very frustrating watching on and not being able to get out there and make a difference on the pitch with my performances.”

The final games of the season could be an ideal time for Traore to come in and try and impress.

With his side all but guaranteed to be relegated at the end of the season, there is arguably no pressure or expectation surround the side after a dismal campaign.

That provides Traore with the perfect opportunity to come in and prove his worth, and there is no denying Villa’s fans could do with something to cheer about between now and the end of the season.

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