KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENG is happy for his goal and says again that he’s enjoying life as a Rossonero.
Boateng barely played for Milan this term due to injuries and suspensions and critics and doubters arose, questioning Kevin-Prince’s quality & abilities and his status as “a player from Milan” (Milan quality).
However, the midfielder silenced many people with his performance against FC BATE Borisov in the Champions League, as Milan won 2-0 and Boateng scored one of the goals – a fantastic long-rage goal.
“I’m very happy, it was very important for us to win. It was a good game, we did our job so everything’s good. They played in two banks of four, they were playing very tight, so we didn’t have a lot of space. I tried my luck a couple of times in the first half and in the end I was very happy to score,” Boa told uefa.com.
It was Boateng’s first-ever goal in the UCL. “I’m delighted with the goal; before the game and last week there were some negative comments made and some doubts [suggesting] I’m not focused on football. That’s why I went out there and wanted to prove that I am concentrated on football; so I was delighted.
Kevin-Prince Boateng’s goal against FC BATE Borisov (Uploader – sanfifimilanista)
“I always work hard, I always try my best and I showed today what I can do and hopefully I’ll keep doing that. I love it here, I love the team; I love everything about Milan. I’m enjoying my football here and I try to improve every day,” Boateng, who again started behind the two strikers – Ibra & Cassano, continued.
“They were playing very deep and all of a sudden they missed a great chance, which is when we woke up. There was just one mistake by Van Bommel but we are lucky we have a goalkeeper like Abbiati and that save drove us on to score. We train to play forward and press teams. We managed to press them for 60 minutes. It was very intense, but in the end it was all good and hopefully we can keep playing like that.”
Milan are two points away from securing qualification but the main target is to finish first – but competition for this spot is stiff. “We’re not thinking about [playing Barcelona] yet, we have a lot of games to think about before then. We’ll focus on them and step by step we’ll see what happens,” the Ghana man concluded.