Date: 21st December 2020 at 7:50pm
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Aston Villa podcaster Neil Dunworth has been sharing his praise for Villa winger Bertrand Traore and his performance during the Birmingham club’s recent 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. 

This comes after Dunworth recently made an appearance on The Villa View Podcast to discuss the win over Sam Allardyce’s side at the Hawthorns.

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On the topic of Traore, who started the game, scored Villa’s third goal and assisted their first, Dunworth had this to say on the winger. (3.22)

He said: “Traore was my man of the match. I thought he was fantastic, I thought he was really good. He is what he is, he’s really left-footed and that’s not really a negative.

“If I scored that goal in a five-a-side I would never shut up about scoring that goal, it was ridiculous.”

Villa signed the 25-year-old from French club Olympique Lyon in the previous summer transfer window for a fee of £16.56 million. Since then, the winger has made 10 appearances for Villa in the Premier League, scoring one goal and providing two assists along the way (per WhoScored).

Was Traore Villa's best player against West Brom?

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TIF Thoughts on Neil Dunworth’s comments on Traore…

Given how WhoScored gave Traore a very impressive match rating of 9.33/10, the highest of any player to have played a part in the game, it’s no surprise that the winger caught the attention of Dunworth who shared a lot of praise for him.

Moving forward, many Villa fans will undoubtedly be hoping that Traore can continue putting in similar performances as he did against West Brom for Villa throughout the remainder of the season.

If Traore can keep putting in some consistent performances for Villa, he could well become their best signing of the season ahead of the likes of Matty Cash, Emiliano Martinez and Ollie Watkins, who Villa also signed in the summer.