Kevin-Prince Boateng Sees Much Work Ahead for the German National Team
Berlin - Footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng believes that there is still a lot of work to be done for the German national football team, just under a year before the start of the home European Championship. "A lot needs to happen for Germany to be a top team next year, for other teams to fear them again," said the 36-year-old at the "One year to Final" press conference, held twelve months before the final of the European Championship on Monday in Berlin. Boateng, as a Hertha icon, is an ambassador for Berlin for the Euro.
"The advantage that Germany and the national team have is that there is still time. They can continue to build their chemistry for another year and hopefully be 100 percent fit for the Euro next year, and then show us again who Germany is and what Germany can do," said the Berlin native, who played for the German youth national teams but represented Ghana at the men's level, including at the World Cups in 2010 (0-1) and 2014 (2-2) against Germany.
"The German national team is not the one we know," said Boateng. He also pointed out the decreased interest from fans, which is due to their current poor performance and lack of success.
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As an ambassador for the final venue, Boateng approaches his role with expected enthusiasm. He considers it a great honor for him. "Berlin will be one hundred percent the best host. We will give everything for it. We are the best team. It is the most beautiful city in Germany, and we will show that."