Traore on moving forward

Defender Adama Traore on the road ahead.

The Red & Black head into Saturday night’s fixture against Brisbane Roar off the back of a very disappointing loss in the Sydney Derby.

The Wanderers should have got something out of the Derby clash, throwing everything they had at their cross-town rivals to only come up short.

“Every Derby is always intense and the intention was to get the three points. Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way,” said Traore.

“It was very disappointing, we have a different game on Saturday. The mentality is the same, to go out there and get three points. We have been working hard.

“We are ready for the game against Brisbane.”

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 02: Players line up during the A-League Mens match between Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, on April 02, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Despite all the chaos and turbulence of the 2021/22 A-Leagues season, Traore has been a consistent face in the Wanderers starting line-up and has worn the captain’s armband for the club this season.

“For me, talking about myself is being selfish,” said Traore.

“I like to talk about the team, it’s been a very difficult season.

“We’ve been through so many ups and downs with the Boss (head coach Mark Rudan) he is trying to get this consistency.

“I think this is what we are trying to find, trying to find the best way to get this consistency for the seven games remaining.

“It all starts on Saturday where we will try to get three points and then we will move forward as a team.”

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 16: Adama Traore of the Wanderers during warm ups of the A-League Mens match between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers Stadium, on March 16, 2022, in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Looking ahead to challenge of Brisbane on Saturday, Traore is confident the Wanderers can get the result if they stick to their game plan.

“Every game is different and we have a game plan from the Boss to make sure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities,” explained Traore.

“By doing the game plan, we will always get the three points and the experience of the last few games showed us that if we implement the game plan that we will get a good outcome in the game.”

Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar
Saturday 9 April 2022, 5:05pm
CommBank Stadium
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