2014 World Cup: Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng jabs Germany, says they lack leader

Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng

Ghana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng has started a war of words with Germany ahead of their crucial Group G clash on Saturday.

The 27-year-old, who will be playing against his brother Jerome in Saturday’s fixture, has claimed that the Germans are devoid of a “tough-guy leader” needed to help them win close matches.

He specifically highlighted their defeat to Italy at Euro 2014 and a 4-4 draw with Sweden last year as games where the omission of a strong leader was obvious, and suggests that this could be the reason for their downfall, should they once again fail to win the World Cup in Brazil.

The former German Under-21 player, who later changed his international allegiances, said: “In really tight matches for Germany in the past there was never anyone who stepped up to take charge.

“Joachim Low can hang those on the wall if he wants. It’s not just the opinion of one player. It’s a fundamental truth.”

Whether his words will have any effect on a strong looking German side remains to be seen, but it has added extra spice to a match that Ghana must pick points up from if they are to have any chance of reaching the round of 16.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Ike says:

    All the best guys….still vim dey

  2. Rampage says:

    All mind games kev!

  3. ghana wil win says:

    ghana wil make it to the sixteen stage

  4. Boro says:

    Well said but must minimise your wild shooting and try to hit the tartget in our next game. Your shot were all wayward in our match against the US.

  5. Truth hurts says:

    @boro,sorry not well said. This guy need to mind his business,and shut his trap. Europeans are far too disciplined more than our african players. As a matter of fact,i fear rather than words winding them up,it could upset and rile them up and hope there won’t be a whitewash. This guy may have caused more problems than he’s trying to solved. Tatoos and hairstyles and diamond studs don’t play football. Brains does.

  6. Truth hurts says:

    As a matter of fact take a look around the German dressing room and you’ll see leaders everywhere. Starting with the coach joachim low, mertesacker,Phillip lahm, schweisterger, etc. And who do Ghana have? Essien that turned his back on the pitch while his team played against the Dutch. Or those that refused to come on when appiah called them on to replace someone. Those rae you LEADERS!!!! KPB!!! Rubbish player.

  7. Truth hurts says:

    As a matter of fact take a look around the German dressing room and you’ll see leaders everywhere. Starting with the coach joachim low, mertesacker,Phillip lahm, schweisterger, etc. And who do Ghana have? Essien that turned his back on the pitch while his team played against the Dutch. Or those that refused to come on when appiah called them on to replace someone. Those are your LEADERS!!!! KPB!!! Rubbish player.