German born Ghanaian Kevin-Prince Boateng has disclosed he ignored advice from Cote d’Ivoire international Didier Drogba who treated him “like a little brother” during his time with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
In excerpts of the AC Milan player’s biography from German tabloid Bild, the 28-year-old talks about how he “did not listen to his [Didier Drogba] advice.
Boateng singed for English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur in 2007 as a 20-year-old with the then manager Martin Jol saying to him he was not needed one month after the deal.
The former Schalke 04 player said Drogba “tried to talk to me, but I wasn’t open to good advice, not even that coming from Didier Drogba. He said ‘focus on football. There are 1,000 coaches and 999 of them will not like you. I had to fight for my place when I came to France.’ But I was not ready to listen to him.”
The suspended Black Stars player also talks on the problems with his then wife Jenny who was seven months pregnant.
Boateng writes: “I sometimes drank too much, and lost Jenny because I was out all the time and also with other women.
“I never spent an evening at home. And when I was out, I went for it big time. On quite a few those nights I wasted £10 000.”
The Ghanaian player joined AC Milan for a second stint in the January transfer window after troubles with German Bundesliga team Schalke 04.
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