Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng is in the news again after admitting how Chelsea legend Didier Drogba tried in vain to shape his life. The 28-year-old midfielder was on the books of Tottenham Hotspur between 2007 and 2009 while Drogba was plying his trade at Stamford Bridge.
He said the former Ivory Coast captain was a big brother to him and never stopped showing him the right path to thread on.
“Drogba tried always to talk to me, but I was never ready to listen or heed his advice,” Boateng wrote in his new biography.
“He was telling me ‘look focus on just football. There are 1000 coaches but 999 of them will not love you and how you play. I had to fight for my place when I came to France’, but I was not going to listen to him.
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“I was drinking too much then. I eventually lost my girl Jenny because I was always going out and returning with other women.
“I was spending 15,000 euros par night. I was never at home,” he wrote.
Boateng later played for AC Milan during two spells and also featured for Schalke 04, where his contract was cancelled due to disciplinary issues.
It was at Las Palmas in Spain that he had his best career run so far, scoring 10 goals in 28 matches.
He left the Island club in 2017 for Eintracht Frankfurt to be closer to his family, according to him.
Boateng is facing an indefinite suspension from the Black Stars following a row with Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah during the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.