Fiorentina and former Ghana midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has described as offensive they way football has become a giant money game.
According to the German-born Ghanaian, the opulence associated with football is a curse and not sustainable, adding that it should be checked before the sport self-destructs.
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“All this money is a curse. Football is now just a business, said Boateng. and we are just numbers. If it doesn’t work, you are replaced. Simple. There is no more loyalty, and it is sad. I get annoyed when I see guys who don’t live their talents. I know what it’s like to throw it away.
Some at 19 years drive a Mercedes, they receive the salary and are satisfied. They have all that talent and do nothing, no extra training, nothing. They only play and post on Instagram. They arrive last at training and leave first. Once I used to do it too, but today in football you can’t afford it anymore ”.
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You should take a survey and see how many players are happy to go to training, how many have fun. Obviously football for professionals is a job, – he added – but it is so well paid that it becomes a stress, the pressure is huge. And so it is easy to talk about depressions or things like that. There are times when I enjoy myself and moments when I don’t enjoy myself. Before I always had fun . ”
The 32-year-old joined the Serie A side from a loan spell at Barcelona but has failed to to meet the expectations at the La Viola.