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Las Palmas Midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng Open to Black Stars Return

Ghanian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has admitted he’s open to a national team return admitting he can’t say no to a chance of participating in another world Cup.

Speaking to CCTV Africa about his hopes to play in another World Cup, the Las Palmas player said,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“It is for every player a big dream to play a World Cup. If there would be a chance to play a third World Cup I would not say no.”[/perfectpullquote]

“There are not a lot of players who can say they played in three World Cups.”

Boateng was brilliant for Ghana in the 2010 World Cup where he was selected to replace an injured Michael Essien but soon quit claiming he couldn’t cope up with combining the demands that both the country and club heaped on him.

He went ahead missing the 2012 and 2013 African Cup of Nations Cup but was later invited to play for the Black Stars in the Brazil 2014 qualifiers regardless of his poor displays for AC Milan.

He was part of the qualification games and even scored the lone goal that secured the qualification spot against Egypt in the playoff. He made the final squad but was sent home from Brazil on charges of indiscipline claiming he had hurled “vulgar verbal insults targeted at Coach Kwesi Appiah”, the national head coach at the time.

Still at CCTV Africa, Boateng rubbished these claims and was still adamant to accept these charges saying,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“There were people who had a problem with me, I don’t know for what reason. They had their reason but they made them up. I think it was not the right decision that they kicked me out.”[/perfectpullquote]

“But before this happens we have to have a lot of talks because I don’t want to go back with a bad spirit. If I would go back, I want everything to be perfect so we can work perfect together.”

Talks of his return will be tricky because the player will not only have to get on the good books of the Ghanaian FA, but has to also apologize to teammates after claiming in the Brazil World Cup Saga that “some of his teammates were happy after he was sent home.”

He’s also quoted saying he “only played for Ghana” because he didn’t make the Germany team which definitely won’t help his case.

Boateng has scored four goals in eight games this season for Las Palmas, which are coincidentally more goals than the player scored in his two seasons at AC Milan. A player of his experience and confidence would however surely be a great addition to the rather lacking Ghanaian midfield.


Featured Photo: Boateng cerebrating one of his Goals for Ghana. (Photo from GhanaSoccernet)

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