Midfielder Thomas Partey is hoping to annex trophy with Atletico Madrid before he finally says goodbye.

Diego Simeone’s side have struggled domestically in recent season after winning the La Liga in 2014 but has always impressed in the Champions League.

Partey played featured for Atletico when they lost to Real Madrid in the 2015/16 Champions League season in Lisbon.

However, the midfielder played a vital role in winning the 2017/18 Europa League.

With Arsenal likely to be next destination this summer, Partey is hoping to win the Champions League win Atleti before he departs from the club.

“I remember the first game I played, everybody was shouting and I wasn’t used to it,” he told the official club website.

“From there, I said to myself, I have to continue playing well to attract more attention because I kept on hearing names like Fernando Torres, Gabi and Koke.

“The fans were always singing their names. I said one says I hope they will be able to sing my name.

He continued, “I don’t see myself as a key player yet because I have a lot of important players ahead of me.

“My dream is to be able to reach a higher level than them, to be able to archive something they have never achieved with this team.

“It is not easy but I am sure with hard work, everything will be Ok. We’ve had a lot of difficult years and now we are in the balance. Sometimes we have a good month and sometimes we have a bad month.

“I think we are in a situation or position of building a team, a group and a family that will be able to achieve better things in the future,” he added.

Atletico Madrid will play RB Leipzig on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Partey is expected to be fit for the game after picking up an injury in their last La Liga game.



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