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2014 World Cup: I couldn't sleep the night before Ghana faced Germany, says Kevin-Prince Boateng

Published on: 25 March 2014
Kevin-Prince Boateng could not sleep the night before Ghana faced Germany

German-born midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng says he could not sleep the night before he played for Ghana against Germany at the 2010 World Cup but insists the Black Stars will exert themselves more when the two sides clash against in Brazil in June.

The Schalke star, who played for the German youth national team before switching nationality to play for the country of his father, revealed he was emotional the night before he played against his country of birth.

Boateng thinks the Black Stars will exert themselves more when they clash with Germany at the 2014 World Cup insisting they have put the defeat the Black Stars suffered at the hands of the Europeans in 2010 behind them.

The 27-year-old was part of the squad that played against the German at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with his brother Jerome playing for the European country.

On that ocassion Germany defeated Ghana 1-0 in their group clash but Boateng says things will be different at the tournament in Brazil.

“As for the World Cup game, my first match against Germany four years ago was very emotional. I didn’t sleep the night before,” he told FIFA Weekly.

“A lot of things were happening in my life at that time.

“Now things are different. I’m really looking forward to the match, and as underdogs, we want to pull off an upset.” he said.

Ghana will play Germany on 21 June.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • wankstaa 101 says:
    March 25, 2014 08:40 am
    Its funny how this half nigga can still respect and play for ghana after his father walked out of his life, But you have Stupid niggas like Mario Boteli who refuses to play for ghana and plays for italy haha the same place that prince the half nigga was been racially abused.. AFRICANS NEED TO WAKE UP AND STOP PLAYING FOR THESE EUROPEAN TEAMS.. Kevin Prince Boateng is one of the best things thats happen to Ghana..keep up the good work
  • Emmanuel otiwah says:
    March 25, 2014 09:19 am
    definitely we will defeat them in Jesus name.Amen
  • anokwale says:
    March 25, 2014 01:17 pm
    Wankstaa 101. Please do not use that word. Your point could have been made more eloquently without it.
  • Benito says:
    March 25, 2014 01:54 pm
    This is not a prediction,it's "prophetic fact"Ghana and Portugal will come out of the group..believe it or not!!!
  • Stranger Danger says:
    March 25, 2014 11:45 pm
    whats up with you and that word?
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 26, 2014 01:32 am
    hahaha. a truly ignorant brother. that word defines him in every way. lol
  • spellBOUND says:
    March 26, 2014 01:33 am
    with a name like that, what do you expect?