“Then we needed to react available in the market and we tried to usher in the players which are right for the team and work for the club and didn’t manage to try this. We pushed to strengthen the team and convey the very best possible people and players to this football club. We now have managed to a certain level. Time was a giant limitation with what happened within the last 72 hours in our midfield.”
Partey is a doubt for the upcoming north London derby, though Ghana boss Otto Addo claimed that the midfielder’s absence was only precautionary.
“Hopefully Thomas can be healthy very, very soon,” Otto said. “We didn’t wish to take that risk in a friendly game to play him against Brazil, but surely playing a player like him against a squad like Brazil would have been helpful.”