Ghana international Thomas Partey reveals Atletico plans for Sunday's Madrid derby

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The 24-year-old previews the league showdown between the city rivals

Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Teye Partey has shed light on their approach to Sunday's big La Liga clash with city rivals Real Madrid. 

Sitting next to each other on the league table, the two sides, second and third respectively, will not only battle it out for supremacy at Santiago Bernabeu but also for three points in their chase after leaders Barcelona. 

“We are not doing anything special for the game," Partey told Citi Sports

"We are just training hard for this match and we hope to have a better game. 

"We have to do our work well and play a complete game.

"Errors will have to be reduced by the team and since we know how they play, we just have to go for the victory this weekend.”

Partey is expected to play a key role for Atletico on Sunday, having been a regular feature of Diego Simeone's set-up this campaign.

With 27 league outings involving 22 starts and three goals, the Ghana international has made the fourth highest number of appearances for the Red and Whites.

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Following loan spells at Mallorca and Almeria, he was drafted into the Rojiblancos in the 2015-16 season, making 13 league appearances involving three starts.

He improved his stats last term with 16 topflight outings, six of which he featured from the blast of the referee's whistle.

 

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