SEVILLE, SPAIN - JANUARY 23: Kevin-Prince Boateng of FC Barcelona competes for the ball with Simon Kjaer of Sevilla FC during the Copa del Quarter Final match between Sevilla FC and FC Barcelona at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on January 23, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

 

Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng says he could have been playing for Real Madrid or Barcelona iof he had been on the right path when he started his career.

Boateng revealed that he did not have the needed guidance in his career as a teenager which greatly affected affected him.

“Mentality is crucial. I started too late to really think about [my career]. Of course I regret that,” he told Goal and DAZN.

“As an 18-year-old, I would have needed an agent or a family to push me in the right direction. I would have liked that. But I had to fix everything myself.

“I know very well that I have also failed with my motivation, which has not always been 100 per cent there.

“If I would have had the absolute will, I would have been a starting XI player at Barcelona or would have played 10 years for Real Madrid or Manchester United.” He added.

Boateng is currently on loan at Barcelona from Italian Serie A side Sassuolo.