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Partey wants more game time at Atletico after Huesca strike

23:24 EAT 25/09/2018
Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid  UEFA Europa League Semi Final second leg match between Atletico Madrid and Arsenal FC
The 25-year-old hopes to build on Tuesday's good display in the Spanish topflight

Atletico Madrid utility man Thomas Teye Partey reckons he would have to make the most of his limited opportunities this season to stake a claim for regular playing time. 

The Ghanaian has not had the best of starts to the season, having seen comparatively little action so far due to Los Rojiblancos' summer signing of Spain midfielder Rodri Hernandez.

On his return to Diego Simeone's starting XI on Tuesday, the Black Star was in his best elements as he netted to help secure a 3-0 home win over Huesca. He was voted Man of the Match.

"I try to take advantage of any time that Simeone gives me," Partey said after Tuesday's game.

"I know that the more I work, the more opportunities I will have, so I'm going to keep it up and keep working.

"I'm a player who likes to play anywhere and get into my opponents' area to try to get a goal."

The win over Huesca has taken Atletico to third on the league table ahead of Saturday's Madrid Derby clash with city rivals Real. 

"We did a great job and we have to keep on in this line," Partey added. 

The Ghana international, who made 33 league outings involving 28 starts last season, has started two of Atletico's six La Liga games thus far this term.