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Sports News of Monday, 20 April 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

K.P Boateng reveals reason behind good spell at Las Palmas


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Ghana forward Kevin Prince Boateng says he excelled at Spanish side Las Palmas because he arrived at the club without any pressure of achieving a set target.

The Besitktas forward revealed he joined the club without even knowing where it was located, but it was also a time where he had his reputation questioned for several reasons.

Boateng became an instant hit at the club despite spending just a season, where he emerged the club's top scorer.

"You know why I was happy," he responded to a question from Thierry Henry in an Instagram Live interview. "It was a point in my career where my character, my body, it was all at a point where it was in question," he added.

"Everybody questioned me. They were like is he still good enough ? Is he crazy ? Because we have heard a lot of stories, we see a lot of thing.

"So I came there without a target. I just said I wanna play football again. Just wanna enjoy the game again and you know football becomes work and we sometimes lose the love."

The 33-year old ended up in Las Palmas without knowing if there was a club on the canary Island but the Ghanaian wanted to use the opportunity to cleanse his dented reputation.

"I came there, the money wasn't great. I never heard of the place before, to be honest," he told Henry. "My agent called me and said we have to go to Las Palmas and I asked where is Las Palmas. He said the grand canaria.

"So I came there and I was like okay, let me just prove myself to everyone," he conclude.

After an impressive campaign, Boateng left to join German side Eintracht Frankfurt.

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