According to the former Barcelona loanee, the Frenchman needs to be pointed “in the right direction” in order to fulfill his potential at the Spanish La Liga.
“He is very calm, does not talk much. He is still like a child for me,” Boateng told Goal.
“You have to take him as he is and it may be that he’s late [to training].”
He added: “There are players who do that in defiance, but that’s different with him, he’s just like a little boy.”
“One who earns a lot of money. One who is extremely public. You have to point him in the right direction.”
“For me, he’s still a little boy who was thrown into this giant pool, suddenly cost €150m overnight, and still doesn’t know how it all works because he just wants to play football,” Boateng concluded.
Chelsea 2020 – M. Dembele 🎥
Rumoured to be a Chelsea target for next summer, Moussa Dembele is 23 and in his debut season for Lyon got 20 goals across all comps, so far in 2019/20 he has 3 in 3.
Price : £40-60m
Potential swap with Giroud + Cash?pic.twitter.com/sVwvBkCYWc
— Pys (@CFCPys) September 6, 2019