Thomas Partey has issued a statement on his Instagram, following his red card against Liverpool last night.
The Ghanaian international stepped off a plane at midday yesterday and immediately made himself available for last night’s Carabao Cup semi-final.
He came off the bench in the second period, but in the dying stages picked up his second yellow card, and thus misses the Burnley game on Sunday.
I am responsible for anything that happened and will take all the critiques. I should be more intelligent not to get in a challenge already booked but this is my personality, I like to fight for every ball.
I love this club and I love my country even though things sometimes don’t happen how I wanted, I would continue to work harder and make things right.
I came back with the mentality to make myself available for team to get to the final but it did not happen as planned. I will continue to give my all when am on the field of play because this is my life and this is what i chose to do.
I am not happy with all that happened yesterday and at the afcon but I understand only with hard work things will change so I will continue to work hard to change this .
The first yellow card was for absolutely nothing, but an experienced player should know better than to make that second challenge, especially given the time and the scoreline.
However, you can’t fault his commitment to come back from AFCON disappointment so quickly. It’s an unfortunate suspension as midfield remains light, but hopefully we have enough for Burnley, and then we can bolster this squad before the end of the window.