The new season has just started but, Ac Milan fans already have a new idol in the Rossoneri’s midfield, the player is their new Ghanaian signing, Kevin Prince Boateng, who arrived this summer on loan from Genoa.
The former Portsmouth player doesn’t took a long time in stealing the heart of Milan’s faithful as only with one full 90 minutes game against Catania and two substitute appearances, the midfielder already earned much affection from Milanisti.
The evidence of Milanisti’s affection towards Boateng was seen during last Saturday’s match between Milan against Catania which ended in a 1-1 draw. Despite of the disappointing result, the 23-years-old players’ performance on the game received lots of praises from many pundits and football experts as he was the only midfielder that plays with great determination.
Acknowledging the fans’ affection on him, Boateng voiced his delight to the press adding that he didn’t expect such a praise from the Milanista considering that he hasn’t played lots of games yet for the club. The midfielder also promised to keep working harder and believed that despite Milan’s two bad results in the league, the team will eventually showcase their potential soon.
“When I have heard the fans sing my name the feeling has been incredible. I have never had such a crowd calling my name before, I felt happy like a child, I did not know the fans felt that way, I only discovered it myself now. They are pleased to see me playing for this great club and if they consider me an idol it means I am already doing something good,” Boateng said. “Inter are a very strong squad and won it all last year but that will be difficult to repeat as we have a strong side and will fight.”
Boateng’s arrival to Milan does give a new dimension in the Rossoneri’s midfield area that has been dominated by old faces such as Andrea Pirlo, Massimo Ambrosini, Clarence Seedorf and also Gennaro Gattusso for a very long time. The Ghanian surely provides more grit and determination that have been lacking from the old guards for some time now especially since the Red and Black squad won their last title in 2007.
It’s still very early to judge whether Boateng can be successful on the Rossoneri shirt, however if he can keep his current performance or improve on it, the Ghanian might definitely stay for a long time with the club. The 23-years-old complete quality is definitely gives him a lot of advantages considering the aging players he got for competition, however the ex-Portsmouth player still needs to improve if he aims in becoming an influential player for Milan.