I felt the need to leave Germany after DFB Pokal triumph- Prince Boateng

Published on: 01 May 2020

Former AC Milan forward Kevin-Prince Boateng revealed that he was brought to tears after winning the DFB Pokal with Eintracht Frankfurt in 2018 and realized that he had to leave Germany.

The Ghanaian was part of the underdog Frankfurt side which managed to beat Bayern 3-1 in the DFB Pokal final. He then featured for Barcelona, Fiorentina and now Besiktas after leaving the country.

In an interview with Sport 1, he revealed that he could finally leave the country after a turbulent relationship with the German fans.

"This title was so special for me because I got it at home in the Olympic Stadium, in my living room," he said. All the people who are important in my life have experienced this.

"After all my story with Germany, the Ballack foul, the love-hate relationship, the bad boy's image, I closed the red ribbon and said: I'm leaving Germany as the boss! I cried so much on the field because it was clear to me that I was leaving Eintracht and Germany. I had to go."