Dream Milan move for Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng has described his move to AC Milan as a dream come true after joining on loan.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 19/08/10 12:20pm
Kevin-Prince Boateng has described his move to AC Milan as a dream come true after joining on loan from Genoa.
The midfielder only completed his switch to Genoa from Portsmouth on Wednesday but he has now been sent out immediately to Milan with a view to a permanent transfer at the end of the season.
Boateng insists he would have chosen the Rossoneri over any other club in the world and feels he can be successful at the San Siro.
"Playing at this club was a dream and now I have made it happen," the Ghana midfielder told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I wanted Milan with all my strength, I knew I was coming into the world's best club.
"Milan is in first place, ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
"The Premier League is one of the best tournaments, like Serie A, so there is no problem for me.
"And Milan have fantastic players, so my objective is to help this team do well and prove my worth.
"My idols in the past were Zidane and Rivaldo, now they are Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. I cannot believe I am now his team-mate."
Boateng also spoke about his relationship with brother Jerome, who has just joined Manchester City after representing Germany at the World Cup.
The two had reportedly fallen out as a result of Kevin-Prince's foul on Michael Ballack in the FA Cup final that ruled the Germany skipper out of the World Cup.
But the former Portsmouth man says there is not now a problem and he is just looking forward to starting life as a Milan player.
"I am a normal 23-year-old boy who loves playing football. I know I have a reputation but I ask only to be judged by what I do on the field," he commented.
"The bad foul on Ballack before the World Cup? I apologised and now I think no more about it. This is football and it can happen to anyone at any time.
"My relationship with Jerome is excellent. We speak twice a week and he is happy in Manchester."