13 Oct 2022 WCQ: Partey reveals readiness to sacrifice positions for Ghana to win
Ghana second deputy captain Thomas Partey says he is ready to play in any position that will help Ghana win games.
The Arsenal star started the Black Stars’ 2022 World Cup qualifying win against Zimbabwe Saturday as a deep midfielder but finished the game as a number 10.
He eventually scored Ghana’s second after brilliant work solely at the edge of the box when Iddrisu Baba freed him to join the attack.
Talk about the goal, the 28-year-old said: “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.
“I think it is the decision of the coach and he knows where every player in the pitch can play,” he added on playing different positions.
“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.
“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.”
Partey, who missed the South Africa defeat because of injury and the decision of Premier League clubs not to release players, attributed the loss to the absence of key players.
“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.”
Ghana will take on the Warriors in the return fixture tomorrow, October 12, 2021, in a must win game to keep hopes of qualifying for the World Cup alive.
South Africa leads Group G with 7 points while the Black Stars trail by a point.