Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey apologises for Liverpool red card and painful AFCON exit
Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey has publicly apologised for his red card against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup semi-final defeat on Thursday.
The 28-year-old, who came on as a second-half substitute after returning from AFCON, received a second yellow card for a senseless late challenge on Fabinho
The red card will see him miss this weekend’s clash against Burnley at the Emirates Stadium.
“I am responsible for anything that happened and will take all the critiques,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I should be more intelligent not to get in a challenge already booked but this is my personality. I like to fight for every ball.
“I love this club and I love my country even though things sometimes don’t happen how I wanted. I would continue to work harder and make things right.
“I came back with the mentality to make myself available for the team to get to the final but it did not happen as planned.
“I will continue to give my all when I am on the field of play because this is my life and this what I chose to do.
Partey was part of the Ghana team that painfully exited the 2021 AFCON on Tuesday after losing 3-2 to debutants Comoros, who have progressed to the last 16.
“I am not happy with all that happened yesterday and at the AFCON but I understand only with hard work things will change so I will continue to work hard to change this. Thanks,” he continued.