Wolves forward, Adama Traore has proved himself a handful for Premier League defences in recent seasons thanks to his potent combination of technical and athletic ability.
But Traore told the Mirror: “When I played, I was obsessed with my fitness.
“Sometimes I pushed myself too much and to be honest, I was too big.
“I was quick, people couldn’t pass me one-on-one, but I believe, for a footballer, it is better to be slim.
“Everyone loves Adama Traore, for example, but his body is why he doesn’t play for a big team.
“He cannot run for 90 minutes up and down the pitch because it doesn’t let him, he is carrying too much weight.
“A footballer is not meant to be that strong.
“It is something that I regret. The fitness coaches at Liverpool told me I was too big.
“Looking back, it would have benefitted me and my kind of football if I was a bit slimmer.”
Former Liverpool defender, Jose Enrique, believes Wolves attacker Adama Traore is carrying too much weight.