- Kevin Prince Boateng said he has regretted some lifestyle he led in the past
- The footballer said he was an idiot for not taking his career seriously
- Boateng also cried over how he spent lavishly in the past
- He advised the youth to be more responsible, live modestly, and do the right thing
Former Ghana Black Stars player, Kevin Prince Boateng, has revealed that he has regretted some things he did in the past.
According to the international footballer, he never took his football career seriously.
Boateng said he was always the last person to arrive on the field for training, but the first to leave, indicating that he was proud and pompous.
He reportedly made this revelation in an interview with La Repubblica Newspaper.
Boateng also said he spent lavishly to the extent of buying three expensive and powerful cars all in a day.
He further advised the youth saying happiness cannot be bought.
“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," Boateng said.
“I will say I didn’t treat football as a job. 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,” he stressed.
"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., " he added.
Meanwhile, Boateng has played two world cups for Ghana; 2010 and 2014.
He has won five trophies across his career including the League Cup at Tottenham and the La Liga title with Barcelona last season.
Boateng was in the news recently following report of the release of his second single.
The song came with a classic video which many have praised on social media.
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