Thomas Partey opens up on how to succeed as an African player in Europe

Published on: 20 February 2020

Ghanaian international Thomas Teye Partey has observed that African players are required to work extra hard if they are to succeed with their European careers. 

The midfielder who plays his football with Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid is currently one of the hot-cakes on the market and continues to prove why he is an important asset for the Rojblancos in matches.

Being one of Africa players making it big in Europe, Thomas Partey has been speaking about how he got to where he is now. In a recent interview, the Black Stars poster boy says to succeed as an African player one needs to triple his effort.

“I think it is very difficult. The most important thing is that you have to have the talent and then when you have the talent you have to be able to work more harder than someone who is already European and in your position", Partey noted.

He added, “You have to work double or triple than the one who is already European. I think that the only situation that African player can be successful in Europe, you have to be ready to work extra harder than someone who is already in Europe”.