Tuesday November 22 2011
Boateng: 'Why I quit Ghana'

Kevin-Prince Boateng reveals why he retired from international duty with Ghana. “My knee has undergone six operations.”

The midfielder surprised many when he decided to quit playing for his country after a splendid 2010 World Cup campaign, aged just 24.

“While I was at Borussia Dortmund, I could divide my time,” he told Vanity Fair.

“However, with Milan I play in Serie A, the Champions League and Coppa Italia, so I can’t do it anymore.

“My knee was injured six times and has undergone six operations. Even flying in a plane hurts because of the change of pressure. Therefore, I had to say goodbye to Ghana because I care about my health.”

Boateng also commented on Milan President and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

“I met him twice. You don’t expect a President to give you a pat on the back, but he really is a good man and very playful.”

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