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Thomas Partey on deep line role, playing in advance role, how it feels to be back to fitness and Ghana’s campaign: Transcript

1 month ago
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Star man Thomas Teye Partey met the press after Ghana’s 3-1 win against the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Cape Coast stadium. The Arsenal midfielder who made his 33rd national team appearance on Saturday scored Ghana’s second gaol in the 66th minute to take his International goal tally to 12 since his debut in 2016. The 27 year old touched on scoring, his preferred position and a lot more: Find the full transcript is below:

Partey on scoring for Ghana

I feel good, especially because we were able to win the game. The most important thing is to get the results after a hard day and so we are happy.

On switching positions in the course of the match

I think it is the decision of the coach and he knows where every player in the pitch can play. We started with me playing behind because we have a lot of talent ahead who can score goals. The couch made a change for Baba to come in and I moved forward.

On whether he is comfortable in an advanced role or defensive role

Everywhere on the pitch where I can help in the national team, I am ready to sacrifice. I don’t mind defending, attacking. Every time I have to play for Ghana, I don’t mind sacrificing and playing in every position

On how to prepare for the reverse fixture on Tuesday

I think the last South Africa game, unluckily most of the players weren’t able to go and we lost. But today we did our best but we have to enjoy today and think about Tuesday.

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