Although Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid away, reminding everyone why the La Liga title belongs to them this season and why Atletico will continue to be the “grinding but never winning” club, former Arsenal midfielder has taken out time to shower praises on Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.

Thanks to the reach current social media platforms offer celebrities nowadays, the former La Masia graduate instead of the days where such a simple comment would have required he organized a press conference, instead made his feelings known via his Twitter account where he simply wrote: “Thomas is very good”.

Thomas lasted the whole 90 minutes for the Rojiblancos. This continues to see him as the most featured midfield player under Coach Simeone this season. A big highlight considering that few months ago, the question was whether it was time to move since diminutive Spanish midfielders won’t stop doing what they do best: make you feel like you don’t need another midfielder.

With the aging of Gabi, the transfer of Turan to Barcelona and the more forward role of Koke, Partey was offered a chance to make the defensive midfield position his own. If anything is to be taken out of the loss against Barca is that he is more than capable to deliver in that role having grown accustomed to it these past few seasons.

Coach Simeone will be pleased with the growth of the Ghanaian midfielder so far even if he doesn’t show it too much nor bother to tweet about it.

Barcelona’s win took them back to the top of the league and although they sit at the same points with Real Madrid, the victory over Atleti proved that a weak uninspired struggling Los Blancos may be the only opposition the Catalans may face on route to lifting La Liga come the end of the season.

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