Video: Boateng hits back hard at Ballack to keep tensions high

Published on: 20 May 2010

Kevin-Prince Boateng has hit back hard at accusations that he intentionally injured Michael Ballack, saying the discrimination in the German national team is the reason why he snubbed them to play for Ghana.

The new Black Stars enforcer says the Germany captain was the chief offender for an earlier slap before his crunching tackle ruled out Ballack from the World Cup.

A dangerous tackle in the FA Cup final by Boateng saw Ballack's dreams of lifting the World Cup as Germany captain shattered, something for which the Ghana international later apologised.

But Boateng believes his tackle was nowhere near as bad as the slap he received from Ballack earlier in the game.

"There is my foul on the one hand and his slap on the other, and I think that violent conduct is far worse than a foul," he told Sport Bild.

VIDEO: Watch how Ballack slapped Boateng

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"Ballack really does surprise me. He complains for weeks when (Lukas) Podolski slaps him and yet he does it himself.

"He is no better than Podolski. What kind of behaviour is that?''

Boateng has also criticised Germany coach Joachim Low for showing mercy to his captain after he clashed with Podolski during the 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Wales in April 2009 while saying his foul on Ballack at the weekend should have been sanctioned with a red card.

"When I hear that, I can see that he has two different ways of seeing things," added Boateng.

"Can his captain slap whomever he wants? That was clearly violent conduct.

''If I had done that, I would have been banned for years. That is why I left the Germany set-up to represent Ghana.''

Boateng is due to come up against Germany in the World Cup this summer when the two nations clash in their final group game in Johannesburg on June 23.

Comments

  • chicago boy
    says: 9 years ago
    oh wow i love this guy, this guy will bring alot of good things to the team, i no kevin boateng will score a goal when we play Germany, Ghana love u
  • sabacious
    says: 9 years ago
    brave comments bro,u have shown the real berliner spirit in u.i really admire ppls who always stand firm to defend themselves.ballack is one of the dirtiest footballers i've ever seen way back his leverkusen days.i wonder why nobody is commenting on his slap on dindane and kevin boateng.he started the war and kevin finished it well.kevin shun dat german hypocrisy and focus on the world cup,i believe in ur ability that u gonna be one of the revelation in SA.big up bro!
  • The Bizzle
    says: 9 years ago
    I told u guys these Germans are fcuking Nazis and dats wot is actually causing the problem apart from that idiotic bllack thinks he is the HARDEST. IF we are talking the hardest Ballack aint half of it and he is not a bigger star than the Ghanaian team so FCUK HIM. You black, you will be loved by a black nation and that is why you chose Ghana over Germany cus you know they are Nazis and fcuking descriminative. FCUK ALL OF THEM PUSSYHOLES
  • Dadaba the Soli Collector
    says: 9 years ago
    Bizzles, Relax.
  • Abrantie - In Da House
    says: 9 years ago
    JUST SEND A CARD TO BALLACK TO SAY YOU ARE INDEED SORRY FOR THE INCIDENT!!! THEN WHILE IN SA, CALL HIM AND WISH HIM A QUICK RECOVERY B4 the match with germany!!!! That will be really cool and simple!
  • JAL
    says: 9 years ago
    Boateng, you have made the black man proud. when we meet them at the Would Cup, if they play any fool, do the do. man you are wonderful. We should lean the ways of tit for tat. you slap somebody on the field of play and that is a holly sin to those Nazis. Ballack is a fealty player, son of Babylon, fire burn you.watch the games with us on TV. Kelvin you a man, a wise one indeed and know how to do nicely. I love that.
  • athens coach
    says: 9 years ago
    dont worry ya guys at BSwill help u to pay them when we meet at SA
  • kwadu
    says: 9 years ago
    they could have started this business long ago,especially those who ply their trade in Germany,to injury all their key players,that could have help Ghana a lot.the cacao,klose,padolski etc
  • pompz
    says: 9 years ago
    now who have to sue who....how come they didnt show the slap twice
  • RICH
    says: 9 years ago
    Good job Kevin for standing up for yourself. Apologizing three times is about all what one can do in such instance. Ballack can burn the sea if he still not satisfy
  • red
    says: 9 years ago
    is this guy stupid! how can he use such a cheap excuse when his own brother is in the german national team. does this guy want his brother to get kicked out of the german national team too. he is just bitter because he is simply not good enough for the german national team. if it was discrimination then why is his brother in the german squad. the country might be a racist country but he shouldn't use that as an excuse just because he is not good enough to play for germany. he thinks he's hurting germany by switching to play for ghana. he's a joker all he wants is revenge because if he really wanted to play for ghana why did he turn down our offer and say no to ghana in 2006 when we invited him. but now that germany have let him know he is not good enough and his attitude stinks, he is now interested to play for ghana! HE IS AN OPPORTUNIST AND A USER. why only until he found out ghana have qualified for the 2010 world cup did he then want to play for us. why didn't he submit his application earlier to help us qualify? but now that the food has been prepared he wants to come and eat and enjoy the fruits of our labour. after he has taken revenge on his country of birth we would never see him play for Ghana again! MARK MY WORDS this boy would never leave his club to come and play for Ghana in the African cup of nations because all he wants is to play in the world cup against his country of birth to prove a point and make himself feel better after doing so. all of you boateng worshippers are going to cry when you finally see that he is using ghana for his own gain, extra money, the chance to play in FIFA's number one competition, revenge and self satisfaction. NOT BECAUSE HE WANTS TO HELP THE BLACKSTARS LIFT THE TROPHY.
  • derrick
    says: 9 years ago
    str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) ballack and his german goons
  • KWAME FIREBOY MENSAH
    says: 9 years ago
    I LOVE CHELSEA, SORRY BALLACK THAT'S PART OF THE GAME. YOU WIN SOME AND LOSE SOME TO INJURIES. GO BLACKSTARS, THERES NOTHING LIKE MY HOMETOWN TEAM."GHANA ALL THE WAY"
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    DONT LET THIS INCIDENT DISTRACT YOU FROM MAKIN HISTORY WIT GHANA.YOU MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE AND GHANA IS WIT YOU.
  • tibay
    says: 9 years ago
    Germany if you want to bring it ,bring it.Ghana is waiting for you.We like such challenges.We'll fihgt to show who we are.Ghana,Ghana Oseeeeeyieeee....... Ask Hitler and his allies.Our soldiers fought alongside the British to cut fascism and Nazism to size.
  • kwasi
    says: 9 years ago
    ballack should shutup,has he forgotten the tackle he gave his his ex-team mate from argentina when they (germans) played a friendly with the agentinians.he is the master of unfair play,little bastard he deserves it, he is not even a german,let him cry tears.nazi
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    red we all have our faults. Kevin like anyone of us has the right to make his own decisions just like Balotelli did whether the decision is good or bad from another person's perspective. It is very wrong for you to jump up to the conclusion that Kevin intentionally injured Ballack as a revenge. This is football and plyers get injured. Why is no one seeing anything wrong with what Ballack has being doing or did to Kevin before the tackle? Ballack himself is not disciplined player! Personally I don't care about Kevin's future with the Black Stars after the world cup...what is important now is that Black Stars needs quality players to take the place of the injured ones, and Kevin is one of such players.
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    Good question access...maybe red is a German fan!
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    I don't know why red is against K.B playing for Ghana! we have lost players in the past to Germany, France, U.S, and other European countries the latest been Balotalli. So it is a surprise that some people see something wrong with K.B's decision to play for Ghana. What ever his intentions may we appreciate the fact that he decided to come home period.
  • ZG
    says: 9 years ago
    RED just be quiet,u been repeating the same stuff,i think Red is Moore.lol,you are making me sleepy.
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    I have been following the K.B story so I know what's up dude. So what is your point red? just because he was rejected by Germany and some clubs means we should also reject him? doesn't he deserves a chance to make amends? come on now red..even Jesus Christ was rejected by His own people, others accepted Him and that changed their lives. K.B is hot headed just like Balotelli but you cannot blame them for that becuase that is most of the time the only way they can survive in the situations they find themselve. So what about Balotelli? Italy has snubbed him Ghana begged him to come but he refuses. If one day he decides to play for Ghana we reject him? see people who grew up like K. Boateng and balotelli have very difficult decisions to make compared to you and I so please people let us give them a break!!!