I have always wanted to be like Essien and Yaya Toure – Partey

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Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey has revealed that he has always wanted to play like African legends Michael Essien and Yaya Toure. 

According to the 25-year old, growing up in Ghana, where he was used to watching the English Premier League, he looked up to those players as his idols.

“As a child I watched many Premier matches. I saw a lot of Gerrard, then Yaya Tour√© or Essien. Any African footballer in my position wants to be like them,” he told elmundo.es. 

Partey has become an integral member of the Atletico Madrid team this season, despite a rough start to the campaign.

He has played 30 times in all competitions this season for the Rojiblancos. He played a key role in his side’s 2-0 win over Juventus in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg in midweek.

Thomas Partey is also a key figure for coach Kwesi Appiah’s Black Stars team that will heading to the AFCON 2019 in Egypt.


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