Boateng: Im not a player who is already finished
He was “the one who has the greatest acceptance in the team and listen to the teammates. That’s why he can also be most likely to pretend a line in the square,” Felix Magath had already said about Kevin-Prince Boateng during the week. And that’s why the 35-year-old was back on Saturday at FC Augsburg for the first time since the beginning of October 2021 again in the Berliner Startelf.
To criticism: “I’m just looking forward to”
After the narrow 1: 0 away win, the first in the stranger since the 2: 1 in Frankfurt on the 8th matchday, Boateng was completely satisfied. “I’ve always said: I give everything and have trained the weeks now hard and was rewarded today. The coach said he needs me and I think that I did quite well.”
A little defiant pushed Boateng, who had won the whopping 86 percent of his two-fighting against the FCA, at Sky to: “I do not look like a player who is already finished. I’m just looking forward to that there was so much criticism against the Team and also my person. The victory was just mentally important to us. “
Magath, Boateng and the position question
Of course, Boateng had also confident about Magath’s trust. “The coach came to me yesterday and asked me a bit fun where I want to play, I said I’d like to play on the ten, that’s my favorite position – and then he stood me there and said: Make me your thing, Treat the team with, do it all. He gave me the responsibility and I think no, I know – that we did that quite well. “
After 68 minutes he was over early for Boateng – for his taste almost a little too early. “I was a bit sad, but he (Magath, d. Red.) I said it is for next week.” Then it goes for the Hertha against Stuttgart (Sunday, 5.30 pm) to the next basement duel. “That’s why I hope that I can play again,” Boateng added.