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Boateng claims football has become a business

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Fiorentina
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Kevin-Prince Boateng feels football has had a paradigm shift and has become aimed only at generating money.

Kevin-Prince Boateng has admitted that he does not enjoy playing football now as much as he did earlier.

Football has seen a huge inflation in the transfer values in the recent times. With an increasing number of marketing sponsors and broadcasting rights holders, football has attracted a massive amount of capital.

But Fiorentina midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng money has driven loyalty and fun out of the sport. The 32-year old insists that while players get paid more, it comes at the cost of a huge pressure.

“All this money is a curse. Football is just a business now and we are only numbers,” Boateng claimed as per Calciomercato.

If you don’t work, you will be replaced. Simple. There is no more loyalty and it is sad.

“You should take a survey and see how many players are happy to go to training, how many have fun. Obviously, football for professionals is a job, but it is so well paid that it becomes a stress, the pressure is huge. And so it is easy to talk about depression or things like that.

“There are moments in which I enjoy myself and moments in which I don’t enjoy myself. Before, I always had fun,” Kevin-Prince Boateng concluded.