Kevin-Prince Boateng (34) didn’t let anything burn as a player. His sometimes rabid style of playing gave him a bad boy image. Rüpel comparisons were not uncommon. One scandal followed the next!
- Kevin-Prince Boateng played for FC Barcelona and AC Milan
- Boateng was considered a bad boy during his career
- Boateng will be used as an ARD TV expert at the EM 2021
The physically robust, tactically well-trained midfielder has already played for AC Milan, FC Barcelona and BVB – the German-Ghanaian once took his first steps in the professional business for Hertha.
Today it has become quiet about the former Aggressive Leader, for the ARD Kevin-Prince Boateng is to act as a TV expert for the first time during the EM 2021.
EM 2021: Kevin-Prince Boateng is an ARD TV expert
The ex-national player of Ghana is currently playing for AC Monza in the Italian second division. At the EM 2021 Boateng now wants to prove himself as a competent expert and analyze the game for ARD from a distance.
Sounds like a difference like day and night – because at his wedding, the ex-player of the “Black Stars” was known for being more involved on the field where it really crashes!
What Boateng has planned for his new job on TV, he explained in the WDR interview: “That the ratings for the expert talk are even higher than during the games. No, just have fun and pass the fun and my insider knowledge on to the audience, ”joked Lionel Messi’s (33) former teammate.
EM 2021: does Kevin-Prince Boateng have a favorite?
Does the ex-Bundesliga player trust the DFB-Elf to win the title? The Berliner did not want to really get out with the language: “I would like the passion of the little ones to beat the playful superiority of the big ones more often. That creates the emotions on which such a tournament thrives and which people will talk about – like with Iceland in 2016. “
Boateng didn’t want to reveal his favorites either, but there are other reasons: “According to my expert contract, I can’t tell you who wins, otherwise nobody will watch the games anymore. In any case, my heart beats for the outsiders ”, explained Boateng.
Bundesliga: Kevin-Prince Boateng and brother Jérome played for Hertha
Kevin-Prince grew up in the problem district of Wedding, and the half-brother of world champion Jérome Boateng (32) has kept his Berlin snout to this day.
Both played together for Hertha, but then went their separate ways.
Jérome would later wear the eagle on his chest, Kevin-Prince ran for Ghana.
At the 2010 World Championships (1-0 for the DFB-Elf) and 2014 (2-2) they met their teams in the preliminary round.
FA Cup: Kevin-Prince Boateng seriously injured Michael Ballack in 2010
One scene was also remembered: in 2010 Boateng played for Portsmouth FC in the Premier League. In the FA Cup final, the midfielder met Chelsea and the then DFB captain Michael Ballack (44).
Boateng jumped Ballack on the ankle in the open-sole game. The hope of the German selection was seriously injured. He missed the World Cup in South Africa, then lost his captain’s armband and was eliminated.
Boateng’s foul resulted in a nationwide shit storm – many later accused the Ghanaian of intent to weaken Germany at the World Cup. (cw)