Ghana international Thomas Partey has been named Atletico Madrid player of the month for March. 

The 25-year-old put up impressive displays in the matches against Real Sociedad, CD Leganes, Deportivo Alaves and Atletico Bilbao.

He capped his performance with a beautiful goal – his third of the season in the 4-0 demolishing of Deportivo Alaves on the road.

His absence was greatly felt as Atletico Madrid suffered a 3-0 defeat against Juventus in Turin to exit the Champions League 3-2 on aggregate. 

"I feel happy because it's not been easy. I think it's been a great month and I thank all the people that voted for me. I feel happy and great," he said on receiving the award.

This term, Partey has made 27 league appearances.

Watch the presentation of the award