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Schalke teen Meyer challenges Kevin Boateng for club’s No.10 position

Published on: 14 July 2014
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Schalke 04 teenager Max Meyer has sent a message to Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng to compete with him for the club’s No.10 position for next season.

Boateng had recently declared his intention of playing in the playmaker role for the Royal Blues by replacing Meyer.

But the 18-year-old, who played 30 matches and scored six goals last season, he is not ready to relinquish that role.

“He (Kevin-Prince Boateng) can say what he wants, he has his freedom but I would also like to play on the No.10 position. That is clear," he told RevierSport in an interview.

Schalke have refused to release Meyer for the European U-19 Championship later this month so he can concentrate fully on the competition in the club’s midfield.

"Of course I would have loved to play for Germany. That's always an honor for any player. But what the club has said, I accept it of course. And I am also behind it."


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
    July 15, 2014 12:47 am
    Yes , I agree with Wango. The feeling is just like when Desailly won the World Cup with France. He is French, but on retirement he has established himself in Ghana and built facilities in Ghana which benefits Ghanaians. Who knows what Jerome can do for Ghana. He is yet an illustration of the fact that Ghanaians are innate footballers. Commentators always mention his Ghanaian ancestry. It makes us proud. Even the mention of Welbeck in the English team, Balloteli in the Italian team etc shows what the Ghanaian can offer. Why can't we be proud of this?
  • Boro says:
    July 14, 2014 08:05 am
    Top class player but has nothing to show for it. His humble junior brother has two already. Sometimes when you becomes so egoistic and ungrateful to people who rescue you from otherwise failed talents then it gets to a point where all favour begins to elude you. Yes sure the teenager will wrestled that position from you. Very soon you will start warming the bench at Schalke 04. Hahahaha!
  • He-goat says:
    July 14, 2014 08:16 am
    There is a proverb that says that if the goat thinks he is messing the streets with excreta, he dos not know that he is messing itself. Also if you cut and eat your tongue do not think you are eating meat. A word to the wise is enough. Thanks Jerome Boateng for making Ghana proud. We missed you!
  • Wango says:
    July 14, 2014 01:20 pm
    @ BORO & HE-GOAT Thanks for your comments - They were right on the money. Jerome Boateng made every Ghanaian proud with his cool demeanor and man-of-the match performance. It was all for the world to see. I'm taking this Max Meyer boy seriously and confident he will triumph.
  • Crusader says:
    July 14, 2014 01:35 pm
    Funny comments Lol. Jerome never made any Ghanaian proud guys. He made Germany and himself proud. All we know is associating ourselves with someone's glory? Come on! That dude feels more German than been a Ghanaian. He Jerome feels for Ghanaian, he would have represented Ghana instead. Jerome made a good choice, and it has paid off. Likewise Mario, Depay. Jerome isn't a Ghanaian. He is a German.
  • Wango says:
    July 14, 2014 02:02 pm
    @ CRUSADER Nobody is saying that Jerome was a Ghanaian. Nevertheless he Ghanaian heritage cannot be denied. Nobody will write his bio without the mention of that. Even maintaining the Boateng name is in itself a pride of some sort. Yes he did very well yesterday. However, what has endeared him to all who knows or relates to him in anyway was the way he carried himself on the field of play. I'm sure the joy was not only his; but also Mr. Boateng and all other shares in the bond; both in Germany and Ghana.