Thomas Partey has moved to clarify his comments that he is unhappy at Atletico Madrid, assuring he wants to stay at the club.
"Sometimes I feel unhappy at Atletico. You have to play in the important games to feel happy, to feel stronger and more confident," Thomas told Gol.
However, the 25-year-old took to social media to insist his remarks have been misconstrued and he is content in Diego Simeone's side.
"On Saturday after the game I made some comments that haven't been taken as they were meant to be understood and I would like to explain myself more clearly," Thomas wrote on Instagram.
"Atleti is the club where I want to be and where I would like to continue to grow as a player, because of the club and because of the fans.
"And it is true that I feel I can still be even more important and that's why I work hard every day.
"I don't want to settle for less and that is good for me to be the best player I can be."
The Ghana midfielder joined Atletico Madrid as a youth player in 2011 and officially became a part of the first team in 2015 after loan stints with Mallorca and Almeria.
The club returns to play on January 9 against Sevilla.