Thomas Partey’s craziest day: 5,037 km, 15′ and ejection

January 20, 2022 is not an ordinary day for Thomas Party. The Arsenal man ran back from Cameroon after losing to Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations for the Carabao Cup clash against Liverpool. We have to contextualize: Thomas just played a 77′ game Tuesday night between Ghana and Comoros. Literally, he crossed half the world to play fifteen minutes and was eventually sent off.

All of these are gestures of support for his coach, Mikel Arteta, who is in serious trouble to form a quality eleven against Klopp.. The efforts of the former Atlético de Madrid player were in vain. Liverpool won thanks to two goals from Jota and will play in the Carabao Cup final, although they can’t count on Salah or Mané.

Partey woke up in Cameroon on Thursday, landed at Heathrow airport around noon (UK time) and headed straight to the team hotel. where the team is. Before the game, Arteta praised the 28-year-old’s commitment: “You really have shown your commitment, landed at noon and wanted to participate. There are players who haven’t trained, we encourage the players. We have no one else.”, explains Spain.

“He’s really shown his commitment. We don’t have anyone else.”


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The Ghanaian midfielder entered the field in the 74th minute to replace Smith Rowe. At that time, Arsenal lost at least, there was an option. At 77 Jota marked the final. Thomas ended the match by getting two yellow cards, in the 87′ and 90′ minutes, due to desperation and fatigue, among others. It wasn’t Thomas Partey’s day…

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