- Thomas Partey has shared the role his parents played in his football development
- The Arsenal star has disclosed that his parents were his coaches growing up
- Partey has been a key figure for English Premier League leaders Arsenal
Ghana and Arsenal ace Thomas Partey has disclosed that his parents were his first coaches.
The defensive midfielder has been outstanding in the ongoing campaign for Arsenal in the English Premier League, with fans and pundits claiming he is the best in his position.
However, the Ghana international disclosed his rise to the top can be credited to his parents, who played a role in his football development.
”Both my parents are my coaches. There are instances during a game when I feel I can just chip ball but she (Mum) would be like why don’t I just attempt shooting often," he told Super Sport TV, as quoted by GHANASoccernet.
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“There are situations in the game where things are different on the pitch than they seem on the pitch and in such situations, being on the pitch I feel there are too many bodies on the line if I shoot so I would rather look to give a pass which would create space and that is how it feels," he added.
Partey has scored three goals in 22 Premier League games for Arsenal this season, with two of those strikes from long-range distance.
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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former England defender, Rio Ferdinand has confessed that he wanted Ghana international Thomas Partey to join Manchester United.
The 29-year-old ended up signing for Arsenal in the summer of 2020 and has since been an important figure at the Emirates.
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Partey's performances in the English Premier League has seen the Gunners sit top of the table with 12 games remaining.
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The duo has been head-to-head this season in terms of the roles they play at their various clubs.
While Partey has been key to Arsenal's position at the top of the table, Casemiro helped the Red Devils to their first trophy in six years.