Thomas Partey who won the Footballer of the Year at the Ghana Football Awards ceremony has stated that winning the award is an encouraging tool for him to work harder.
The Athletico Madrid midfielder deservedly won the Best Footballer of the Year which was the biggest prize last night.
In an interview after the occasion, Partey expressed how elated he was winning the award.
"Well, I feel grateful, happy, is not easy being the best Ghanaian Footballer of the Year."
"It will motivate me to keep working more harder because I am not going to be calm, I need to work harder to achieve more".
"Well, I had a great season, there have been ups and downs but with the help of my mates, I was able to do better"
Thomas Partey also shared his thoughts on the black stars World cup failure. "We had some matches we could have won but well there were a lot of issues that contributed to us not qualifying",
"I think this will let us work harder and it will motivate us to be able to qualify to the next African Cup then we can think of the World Cup."
Thomas Partey went on to advise the youth of the spirit of hard work and resilience.
"Well, I would like to tell them to keep pushing hard, to keep working hard because most of the time, you will have a breakdown but that should not let you down.
"You should be able to wake up every morning even though you are tired, you wake up every morning to do something."
Thomas Partey beat Jordan Ayew of Swansea City, Richard Ofori of Maritzburg United and Aston Villa's Albert Adomah to win the Best Player Award.