Thomas Partey is a generational talent - Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan

Published on: 03 April 2024

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has praised Thomas Partey as a generational talent sorely missed by Ghana.

The Arsenal midfielder has faced injury setbacks this season, sitting out for almost five months due to a muscle injury sustained in October.

Consequently, the 30-year-old was absent from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and has not featured for the Black Stars since October last year.

Gyan, speaking on Asempa FM, expressed regret over Partey's absence, emphasizing his significant impact on the national team. G

“It’s unfortunate that we miss a player like Thomas Partey. He is a generational talent. This year the injuries have slowed him down a little. You can’t blame him for that.

“Even when he comes back it’ll take time for him to get back to his normal level. Sometimes when people criticize a player coming back from injury it’s unfair.”

Since his debut for the Black Stars in 2016, the former Atletico Madrid star has amassed 47 caps and netted 13 goals.