The midfielder has fired back at critics on why he chose Thomas instead of his native name at Atletico Madrid
Ghana midfielder Thomas Teye Partey has reacted to furiously to growing concerns on why he opted to have Thomas on the back of his jersey during La Liga and Champions League games with Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.
The 24-year-old has recently come under pressure on Social media after a section of the youth from Krobo believe he feels ‘inferior with the name Teye or Partey on the back of his jersey in Europe, hence opting for Thomas which doesn’t show traits of where he comes from.
And hours before the penultimate game in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Uganda in Namboole, the former Tema Youth star engaged some of the youth to explain his side of the story.
But the forrmer Ghana youth star insists he chose the name that he feels better with since
“I choose the name I want to use and anyone can call me with any of my names so please stop posting about people you don’t know,” Partey replied a fan.
“Well I guess you know me better than myself so just choose any of them and leave the rest because your opinion is not changing anything can’t you see.
There is no difference between you and I here ok. I can answer as many times as I want because you [are] debating about what will not put anything in anyone’s table.
“Why don’t use your native name alone and leave your Christian name aside? What you guys don’t know is [I] am the same as you and I can answer anything here like any of you that’s all.”
He added: “You brought your opinions and I also give mine. Nobody try to play a victim here. Dee Cora I wish we can help the young ones like how we debate here on Facebook.”
Partey, who scored four goals against Congo in the qualifiers last month, is expected to partner Rafael Dwamena upfront on Saturday.
Ghana need nothing apart from a victory to stand the chance of qualifying to the World Cup which will be hosted by Russia.