‘Why We Beat Super Eagles’- Atletico Madrid Star Thomas Partey - 3 years ago
Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey has revealed why the Europa League champions were able to beat the Super Eagles on Tuesday. The Los Rojiblancos needed their wealth of experience to defeat the Super Eagles B team 3-2 in Tuesday’s GOTV Max Cup friendly at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Partey revealed that Atletico’s watchword of not underrating any opponent was key to their success in Nigeria. “It was a very good game and their fans were behind them which made them grow well into the game,” the Ghana international said during his post-match interview. “We did the right thing and we were able to get the victory. They are a good side. “We have a philosophy of not underrating any team which helped us tonight.” Nwakali Jnr gave the Super Eagles the lead in the 31st minute but Angel Correa restored parity for Atleti a minute later. Fernando Torres made it 2-1 for Atletico Madrid, heading in a corner in the 64th minute before Usman Mohammed levelled scores for the Nigerian side. Borja Baston sealed the win for Atletico Madrid five minutes from time.