Atletico Madrid midfilder Thomas Partey had a first half game to forget when his team played Athletic Club this afternoon in round of 28 Laliga games
Los Rojiblancos took on Atletico Bilbao at the san mames after three month following the suspension of the spanish league amid coronavirus outbreak
The home side took the lead in the 37 minute through Iker Muniain, Atletico responded in two minutes later after Diego Costa scored to pull parity
Though It was expected to see players showing signs of rustiness after such long break, Partey numbers was far below expections and will want to forget as soon as possible
According to Squawka, Thomas Partey is considered as one of Europe’s most complete midfielders this season.
Thomas’s defensive output is not only high volume, but his coverage is vast. From flank to flank, from box to box, Thomas has the athleticism to actually cover every blade of grass. The Ghanaian is also an excellent ball-winner — for a central midfielder that makes 2.49 successful tackles per 90 minutes, he is dribbled past just once on average per 90 — and his ball recovery numbers are top tier.
Thomas Partey’s first half vs. Athletic Club by numbers:
36% pass accuracy
2 accurate forward passes
0 chances created
The spot light is now on the 27-year-old and every match will be measured with high standards because of how he’s dominated the transfer window following numerous clubs wanting to have his signature.