Former Black Stars player, Kelvin Prince Boateng has regretted his youthful exuberance and how he treated his professional career.
The player whose stint with the Black Stars who a bitter sweet experience said he lived carelessly without devoting much attention to his football career and at a point in time, he bought three cars in just a single day.
‘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.
‘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.’
Boateng’s journey hasn’t been the most straightforward, moving from club to club during a 15-year career to date and when at AC Milan, it took a very sour turn.