Ghana and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey says he is not getting carried away by his performance in the 2015/2016 season and is ready to work extra hard to impress Coach Diego Simeone next season.
The 23-year old Ghana international burst into the Atletico Madrid team last season and hugely profited from an injury to Tiago Mendes.
The Ghanaian played in 13 league games and scored twice as Atletico Madrid finish 3rd in the Spanish La Liga, two points behind Real Madrid and three behind winners Barcelona.
He also played in five Champions League games including the final all be it his side lost out to city rivals Real Madrid.
The former Tema Youth player’s impressive performances did not go unnoticed as Black Stars coach Avram Grant finally capped him for Ghana.
He says he is encouraged to go out next season and fight for more playing time at both club and national level.
“I think that there is only one thing the coach demands of every player and that is to give it your all,” Partey told Citi Sports.
He went on: “The coach believes in me and tells me if I work hard I have the ability to be one of the best in my position. So aim encouraged to go out and there and prove to him what I can do to earn more playing time next season.”
Partey made his international debut for Ghana in an AFCON qualifier against Mauritius.
By: Rahman Osman/citifmonline.com/Ghana