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Sports News of Wednesday, 12 August 2020


I never imagined myself playing at this level - Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey, Black Stars midfielder Thomas Partey, Black Stars midfielder

Ghana midfielder, Thomas Partey says he never imagined playing at the highest level in Europe.

The 27-year-old midfielder left the shores of the country in 2011. Partey had successful trials with Atletico Madrid but was loaned to Real Mallorca.

In 2014, Partey joined La Liga side UD Almería also in a temporary deal.

However, the dynamic midfielder returned to Atletico in 2015. He is now a kingpin for the team making over 150 appearances for the club.

According to him, he never imagined himself playing at the top level as a footballer.

“It’s a dream come true for me,” he told the official club website. “Sometimes, I can’t believe I am here because I look back at my friends and I can’t even imagine myself here.

“I sometimes want to ask them, what have I done to be here? Why are they not here?

“But then I tell myself it is because I was patient, I was not in a hurry to make it. I feel I have to congratulate myself all the time because it is not easy to reach this level.

Partey has been linked to Arsenal this summer.