Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng is optimistic that the state of world football will change after the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Besiktas attacker insists lots of things will take a new turn due to the global pandemic as players will handle money with care whilst clubs will also refrain from paying heavy amount as transfer fees.
“Football will be different after Corona. Transfer fees and salaries will be different,” Boateng told Sports1
“One will handle money differently and I think that is positive.
“Just because a player plays a season well does not mean that he will have to earn eight million net next season. It’s just an exaggeration.”
“When I was 18, Niko Kovac said to me: “If you drive a Ferrari, you have to play like one.” Nowadays a lot of Ferrari drivers don’t even play like one.”
Boateng further emphasized that no footballer in the world in this current generation has achieved anything with the exception of Cristiano Ronaldo as well as Lionel Messi and it is about time others sit up.
“There are only two soccer players who look in the mirror after their careers and say: I have achieved everything. These are Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi,” he added.
“The rest have to say: I could have done more here and there. I sure too. I could have done more.
“At 18, I didn’t have self-control. Would I have won more trophies? I do not know that. But you can’t buy anything with trophies either.
“But, I have had an outstanding career; I played in many countries, learned languages and immersed myself in other cultures. I am 100 percent satisfied with how everything went.”
Boateng, 33, is on a six-month loan deal with Besiktas from Serie A club Fiorentina and has netted twice in six Turkish Superliga games