- Boateng says his refusal of Drogba's advice on arrival in England nearly cost him his career
- His autobiography will be launched soon
- The midfielder had some difficult times playing in the EPL
- He lived an extravagant life where he splashed money on friends, women and drinks which cost him his relationship with former wife Jennifer
AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng says he nearly cut short his brilliant career by sidelining advice from well meaning friends on his wayward life, especially that of former Chelsea player, Didier Drogba.
The Ghanaian player has his autobiography coming out soon and has therefore been making some revelations in quite a number of interviews to promote it.
He has already shared his experiences on former Schalke 04 team-mate Benedikt Howedes, former Schalke trainer, Roberto Di Matteo and current Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp.
According to Boateng, This time, he almost ruined his life in the English Premier League by refusing to heed advice from Didier Drogba.
“Drogba tried to talk to me [during my wayward days], but I wasn’t open to good advice, not even that coming from Didier Drogba,” says SportBild from the book.
“He said: ‘Focus on football. There’re 1000 coaches and 999 of them will not like you. I had to fight for my place when I came from France.’ But I was not ready to listen to him.”
Boateng had some torrid times in his three year sojourn in England after his transfer from Hertha Berlin to Tottenham Hotspur and later to Portsmouth after a brief loan at Borussia Dortmund, by which time he separated from former wife, Jennifer.
He made revelations on how he endured difficult times whilst growing up, “I sometimes drank too much and lost Jenny because I was out all the time, and also with other women.
He was always seen out there on the streets drinking with friends, lavishing money on women and never spent an evening at home.
“And when I was out, I went for it big time. On quite a few of those nights, I wasted £10,000,” he lamented.
Boateng was snapped up by Genoa after a brilliant turn out for Ghana at the 2010 World Cup for and transferred to AC Milan where he is currently reviving his career, having terminated his stay at Schalke 04.