Hertha Berlin star Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed that surviving relegation with the club felt better that the titles he has win in his career.
The 35-year-old played 89 minutes as Hertha Berlin beat Hamburg 2-0 at the Olympic Stadion to win the play-offs 2-1 on aggregate and stay in the Bundesliga.
Boateng who won the Italian Serie A with AC Milan and the DFB Pokal with Frankfurt disclosed that those moment could not match up with helping his boyhood club survive relegation.
“I gave it my all,” he told Kicker. “I’ll be honest, the whole year went up and down so much, and now it’s … as if we were champions. I didn’t even have that when I became champion,” he added.
“The desire and experience – and today you saw that I can still keep up. I’m an important factor, even if I don’t play much.”
Having lost the first leg 1-0 in Hamburg, Hertha started well at home after Derdryck Boyata broke the deadlock in the fourth minute before Marvin Plattenhardt netted the winner in the 63rd minute.
“It couldn’t have been worse than in the first leg,” Boateng continued. “We put pressure on directly and didn’t give the team a chance – that was Hertha as we know them and the way we have to play.”
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has revealed how a promising career almost got thrown away following his lavish lifestyle as a young footballer.
The Hertha Berlin star recovered from a distractive way of living to become one of the best Ghanaian players abroad, but feels he could have been better if he had not gone through that patch in his life.
According to Ghana’s 2010 World Cup star, he once bought three cars in a day but realize he was young and stupid at that time.