Fiorentina’s Kevin-Prince Boateng has expressed his regret about the lack of professionalism he showed when he started playing professional football.
Germany-born footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng started playing professionally in 2004.
And since then he has been growing as a player rapidly.
But he does have some regrets.
“I’ll go back and say: I didn’t treat football as a job,” he told La Repubblica.
“I was an idiot. I had talent, but I trained the bare minimum, an hour on the field. I was the last to arrive and the first to leave. I’d be out with friends.”
“I had money, I lived like a king. I’d never been to the gym. That changes your later career,” he added.
“I bought three cars in one day when I was at Tottenham: a Lamborghini, a Hummer and a Cadillac.”
“To the youngsters, I tell them: ‘You cannot buy happiness.’ I didn’t play, I had family problems, I was out of the squad.”
“I was looking for happiness in material things: a car makes you happy for a week. I bought three to be happy for three weeks,” he commented.
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