After scoring his first goal of the season for Atletico Madrid against Huesca on Tuesday, Thomas Teye Partey says he is hard on getting more playing time.
The 25 year old midfield dynamo have had limited playing time in the ongoing campaign following the arrival of World Cup winner, Thomas Lemar from Monaco in the summer.
However, the Ghanaian was named in Atletico Madrid’s XI and was on the scoresheet as the UEFA Europa League winners defeated the newly promoted side 3:0 and was voted Man of the Match.
“I try to take advantage of any time that Simeone gives me,” Partey said after Tuesday’s game.
“I know that the more I work, the more opportunities I will have, so I’m going to keep it up and keep working.
“I’m a player who likes to play anywhere and get into my opponents’ area to try to get a goal.”
The win over Huesca has taken Atletico to third on the league table ahead of Saturday’s Madrid Derby clash with city rivals Real.
“We did a great job and we have to keep on in this line,” Partey added.
The Ghana international, who made 33 league outings involving 28 starts last season, has started two of Atletico’s six La Liga games thus far this term.
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