Berlin (dpa) – Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has said he would like to return to play his national team but admitted negotiating an end to his suspension from the squad will not be easy.
The 29-year-old Boateng was sent home from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil for disciplinary reasons but retains the hope of returning for Russia 2018 – which would be his third finals.
« It is for every player a big dream to play a World Cup, » Kwese Sports quoted Boateng as telling CCTV Africa. « If there would be a chance to play a third World Cup I would not say no.
« There are not a lot of players who can say they played in three World Cups. But before this happens we have to have a lot of talks because I don’t want to go back with a bad spirit.
« If I would go back, I want everything to be perfect so we can work perfectly together. »
Boateng was suspended from the team in 2014 for refusing to apologize for insulting then coach Kwesi Appiah.
The half-brother of Germany’s World Cup winning defender Jerome Boateng, Kevin-Prince has often struggled to fulfil his potential but is currently playing well for Las Palmas in Spain.
His former clubs include Italian giants AC Milan, with whom he won the Serie A title in 2011, and perennial German underachievers Schalke.
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