Former AC Milan ace Kevin-Prince Boateng, has revealed that he chose to play to represent Ghana because it was going to be difficult to play for the German national team.
Boateng, forward was born to a Ghanaian father and German mother after playing for the German at all junior levels before finally deciding to play for Ghana at the senior level.
According to the former Frankfurt forward, his decision to choose Ghana without waiting for Germany was because he realised his chances of getting a place in the four times champions of the world was very limited adding that playing for Ghana is of the best decisions he has ever made in his football career.
” When you are young, even though I was born in German, you don’t really know who you are,” he told Thierry Henry during Instagram chat.
“So that’s why a lot of have a lot of questions. I didn’t feel German 100% and I didn’t feel Ghanaian 100%. I was always in the middle. Football came and opened the doors for Germany and I was proud that I was going to play for Germany”.
“As I got older I kept my brain the way I was and I always said what I thought and it was not always welcome. So there came a time when I thought I was not going to make it with Germany, not because of my quality but because of character doesn’t fit.
“So I decided to play for Ghana and honestly it is one of the best of my career. To go home to see your roots and see a different culture and play two World Cups was amazing.
KP Boateng has represented Ghana at two successive World Cups, South Africa 2010 FIFA and that of 2014 in Brazil.
He was outstanding for the Ghana’s 2010 team that reached the quarter finals of the world Cup.
His second FIFA World Cup appearance in 2014 was the one that created huge controversy after he was sacked from the camp in Brazil for indiscipline alongside teammates Sulley Muntari.
Boateng, who is currently on loan at Besiktas from Fiorentina, has previously featured for Barcelona, Tottenham and Las Palmas.