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Boateng explains why he joined Sassuolo

CAGLIARI, ITALY - AUGUST 26: Kevin Prince Boateng of Sassuolo celebreates his goal 2-2 during the serie A match between Cagliari and US Sassuolo at Sardegna Arena on August 26, 2018 in Cagliari, Italy. (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)
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The former Milan footballer joined Sassuolo this year, even after winning the German Cup with Eintracht Frankfurt last season

Footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng won the DFB Pokal with Eintracht Frankfurt last season, but even after collecting this trophy, he decided to move to Italian Lega Serie A team Sassuolo.

The 31-years-old has now explained why he chose to return to Italy after not playing there since 2016.

“There’s pasta here,” Boateng explained to German outlet Bild.

“Very, very good pasta. Recently I went to a restaurant and it was so good that I even went into the kitchen and hugged the chef.”

“Food this good isn’t normal, you have to be careful not to get fat,” he added while laughing.

“I didn’t just leave Germany to be closer to my family, but also because [Niko] Kovac was gone. It’s no secret that I went to Eintracht for him, but more than anything I wanted to leave a positive memory with a German team.”

“Knowing I can return to Frankfurt and the people will welcome me with open arms is beautiful. Finally, I wasn’t kicked out!” he explained.

“I have to say I’ve been working harder for the past three or four seasons. Before I wasn’t great in terms of discipline.”

“Now I’m always professional, including off the pitch. For now, I’d give my career a seven out of 10. Sometimes I’ve been close to an eight, but at others, I’ve been below five,” Boateng concluded.