Fiorentina’s Kevin-Prince Boateng has expressed deep regrets at the lack of professionalism he displayed during his earlier years of playing football professionally in 2004.
Since then he has developed into a mored matured footballer though he has found it very difficult to maintain longevity at a particular club.
He said: “I’ll go back and say that 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 added.
“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.’ 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 commented.