Chelsea loanee, Bertrand Traore has been by far a successful experiment for The Blues since breaking out of their reserve team and handed starts by the man whose team he faced in last Wednesday’s final – Jose Mourinho.
Sincethen, the young man has had a string of loan performances at first Vitesse and then Ajax. After playing a part in last season’s Eredivisie and this season’s run to being runner ups in the Dutch league and Europa, calls are being made from fans to Conte as regards bringing him back to the bridge in a bid to reinforce their title defending armoury for next season.
Any outsider who haven’t really seen him play and attempts to take a glance at the Burkinabe’s stat will begin to wonder why such calls would be made. For instance in the Europa league,Whoscored has it that only one player has a poorer conversion rate than the 22-year old and that is simply not good enough for a prodigy to be handed starting berths in a cut throat league like the EPL.
Bertrand Traore is beyond any doubt a talented footballer, you don’t get to represent your country in an U-17 world cup while just aged 13 if you aren’t anything but special. Still, as with prodigies that bust with talent, theBurkinabe’sbiggest roadblock to world status star remains his abysmalconversion rate.
Traore is annoyingly fond of wanting to dribble his way to the goal line but hardly putting the ball beyond it and that is simply unacceptable. Professional football is miles away different from what is accepted in street football.
Failure to work on his end product means his career might end before it even began and that will be a shame.