Former Black Stars boss Kwesi Appiah explains why Thomas Partey didn’t excel at the Qatar 2022 World Cup

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Former Head Coach of the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah has explained why Thomas Partey didn’t perform to expectation at the 2022 World Cup played in Qatar.

Thomas Partey headed into the World Cup which was won by Argentina as one of the best midfielders in the World. The 29-year old was expected to elevate the Ghana national team with his form which has transformed Arsenal into title contenders.

Nevertheless, he failed to do so as Ghana bowed out of the competition in the group stages. The development saw a plethora of Ghanaian footballers question Partey’s commitment for the national team.

In an interview with Dan Kweku Yeboah TV, Kwesi Appiah explained that Partey failed to perform with the Black Stars because he was limited on the field.

“I would like to use this World Cup. If you look at Arsenal, they use him more like a defensive midfielder, always he plays in front of the defenders. But here we use him as an offensive midfielder who operates on the right side. That means he is enclosed in a small area with the number 10 but at Arsenal, he can move all over the place,” said Kwesi Appiah.

Partey has dumped the disappointment at the World Cup and has continued his decent form with Arsenal, keeping the team top of the Premier League table with 44 points from 17 games, 8 more points than 2nd placed Manchester City.

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