Black Stars manager C.K Akonnor has waded into the ongoing debate on who’s better between Michael Essien and Thomas Partey.
The two players have over the past few days attracted comparison from football fans and football experts on social media.
Ghana football legends Laryea Kingston and Stephen Appiah have also had their say on the subject matter.
Well, it was the turn of Black Stars manager C.K Akonnor who has a good technical eye for players to share his opinion.
“They are two different people. Michael is a box to box player and Partey has a flair. The ability to look at one side and give a pass to [another side]. Essien doesn’t have it. You can’t compare the two but they are all midfielders with a different kind of style,” he told Joy Sports.
“The way Essien plays, Partey cannot play. The way Partey plays, Essien cannot play so they are two different players and of course [consider] the teams they play. Look at Atletico Madrid.
“Let’s assume Essien is active playing now. If Partey comes to Chelsea, it is possible he will struggle. If Essien goes to Atletico Madrid, it is possible he will struggle because of the style of play”, he added.
Below is the video of the interview:
🗣 Ghana coach C.K. Akonnor reckons Michael Essien and Thomas Partey are two different kinds of players with different qualities. 🇬🇭#JoySports pic.twitter.com/qcfMe3z1G6
— #JoySports (@JoySportsGH) May 11, 2020
both essien and partey are equally good