Ghanaian international, Kevin-Prince Boateng has noted that he is thankful to AC Fiorentina for having belief in his abilities despite the fact that he had not been actively playing football in the last 6 months prior to his signing.
The attacker endured a difficult 6 months at FC Barcelona as a loan player during the second half of last season before returning to Sassuolo.
Though his former club wanted him to stay, Fiorentina showed strong interest in KP Boateng and has signed him on a two-year deal ahead of the upcoming season.
Speaking at a press conference, the former Eintracht Frankfurt forward has expressed his gratitude for the Italian Serie Club for having such huge belief in him.
“I was happy at Sassuolo in those first six months. I have to thank Fiorentina, as it’s not easy to believe in someone who basically hasn’t played in the last six months”.
“It was a lovely experience in Barcelona, working with the best in the world, but it wasn’t very satisfying. At my age, it was worth it, as at least I can say that I played at Camp Nou alongside Lionel Messi”.
“(Fiorentina director Daniele) Pradè convinced me to come here by calling several times in one day. I liked that attitude. There are a lot of young players to help here and that’s further motivation for me. I don’t have many years left to play, but I think I still have something to give and want to give my kids the joy of watching me play”.
“There were clubs interested in Germany, but I made this choice also for my family. I love Italy, I love food and there’s the best food in Italy!”, the 32-year-old said.