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Sports News of Monday, 20 April 2020


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

Ghana forward Kevin Prince Boateng Ghana forward Kevin Prince Boateng

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.