Wednesday Feb 06, 2019. 17:15
Barcelona forward Kevin-Prince Boateng believes he made the right call in choosing to play for Ghana at international level instead of Germany.
Born in Germany, the 31-year-old represented the country of his birth at youth level before deciding to switch his allegiance to the West African nation before the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted in South Africa.
Boateng, though, hasn't represented the Black Stars since the suspension imposed on him following the 2014 world showpiece in Brazil. His brother, Jerome, won the said tournament as part of the German national team.
"I did some things when I was young, of course I'm not very proud of today," he told Skysports Italia's The Lord of Football show.
"Although they are part of me, they were not very positive. In Germany there are many "straight", very correct, and they did not much like my behavior.
"So I saw the really long way to get into [Joachim] Löw's plans, so I said to myself. They want me in Ghana and I want to play for the National team.
"I had never felt like Ghana before, and I thought that was a good possibility, both personally and mentally. To choose, I relied a lot on myself, on my feelings, because for my heart it was a choice that could be very right. And in the end I made a very right choice."