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2014 World Cup: Ghana star Kevin-Prince Boateng admits to disappointing display in thrilling Germany draw

Published on: 22 June 2014
Kevin-Prince Boateng was replaced by Jordan Ayew after 52 minutes

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng admits to his below par performance in the thrilling 2-2 draw with Germany but says the Black Stars' tactics in the first half made it difficult for him to shine.

The 27-year-old was conspicuously ineffective in the 52 minutes he lasted in Ghana's second group game against the European giants in Fortaleza.

Boateng struggled to get going having been paired at the top of Ghana's attack with captain Asamoah Gyan.

Only a weak and misdirected shot at goal is vaguely recalled of the Schalke 04 man's display against his former country on Saturday.

Boateng was eventually replaced by Jordan Ayew moments after they went behind through a Mario Goetze strike.

And even though Jordan Ayew made some unpardonable mistakes, his overall contribution is deemed far superior to the one churned out by Boateng who had extra motivation playing against his former country and brother Jerome.

The former AC Milan star admits he failed to live up to expectations but explains his personal bid was made extremely difficult by Ghana's cautious approach in the first half.

“I was disappointed in my performance today but this is football, sometimes you have a good day sometimes you have a bad day,” he told

“It was very difficult for me in the first half because we didn't have the ball. Germany had the ball so I couldn't perform as much as I would have liked.”

Ghana now have just a single point of of two matches at the 2014 World Cup and will now be hoping for a slip by the USA in their next two games against Portugal and Germany to remain in contention.


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Nana says:
    June 22, 2014 06:24 pm
    More grease to your elbows good days ahead
  • piwi says:
    June 22, 2014 06:51 pm
    Ghana,Nigeria and Algeria are coming home.Ivory Coast may qualify
  • Ghanaman says:
    June 22, 2014 06:52 pm
    This guy is a joke. Dollars talk thats why he started. Fatty ghana fa greedy takibg his money and entertaining his nansesnse. Gyimini foc. I hate his attitude fucking rough
  • real sabacious says:
    June 22, 2014 07:38 pm
    Enough of ur crap excuses dude!Some of us who have been ur fan are sick and tired of ur bossy attitude with our cherished Black stars.You were playing as a second striker,asuch if we're not having the ball what should u do?fall back and defend but instead u were waiting for the ball to come to you.I'll be very disappointed as a Ghanaian if this guy ever wears the stars jersey again after the WC,we've tolerate u far enough!!
  • Boro says:
    June 23, 2014 12:47 am
    He does not feel Ghanaian. He wanted the Germans to beat us. All those warning was to tell the Germans how serious we were else they would have under rated us and we would have surprised them. He conspired agaisnst us but the dumb coach only realised this after 56 mins.
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 23, 2014 01:14 am
    The guy is not a forward and he told his coach that yet coach starts him at forward and benches Waris who is a true forward. K Asamoah told his coach he does not play well at full back yet his coach plays him at left full back and moves the left full back Afful, to right full back. These are the little things that are making it very difficult for the Black Stars to be successful. A coach placing obstacles in his teams' way, a coach playing out of fear instead of love for the game and his team.