In an interview with Good Evening Ghana presenter Paul Otchere Adom, maverick sports presenter Countryman Songo slammed Thomas Partey and labelled him ‘useless’ after his poor performance against Portugal on Thursday.
“Do you know Partey was a very useless player in the game?” You haven’t seen him play the way he has at Arsenal. When Paul asked him why Partey was ineffective, he stated.
“If you want to see Partey well in a game, you need to have a really good tackler or a game passer alongside him.” Moreover, Paul asked him if he can be compared to Michael Essien to which Songo responded.
Partey is a normal player and cannot compare himself to Essien since Essien is a complete midfielder who is a superb passer, very strong in the midfield, and scores from a wide range, whereas Thomas is only good at “break.”
Songo also stressed that Partey is a good player, but coach Otto Addo must bring out the best in him by offering him someone who can assist him on the field.
“In the midfield, Otto Addo needs an alternate player who can help bring out the best in Partey. This is not an experienced coach because he cannot read the game or his opponent in order to make changes.
We’re just in this World Cup, and the mentality is that we’ve qualified, so we’re just going to play like that and nothing else.”