Kevin-Prince Boateng on how he wasted his wages on cars, watches and partying
The Ghana international, now at Las Palmas, is finding his form in Spain and is now more mature, speaking to Marca in an interview in which he revealed a lot about his life.
"In two years I spent all my money on cars, watches, boots, discos, restaurants and friends who in reality were not friends at all," he explained.
"For a boy like me, who grew up in a poor neighbourhood and without money, it was dangerous."
Although he was touted as one of the stars of the future, Boateng never made good on all the talent and potential he had, and that is something he wishes would have been different.
"I regret a lot of things," he said. "When I was younger I didn't work hard because I could rely on my talent. That's not the right way. I wish I'd worked harder, but it was normal then because I was the boss of my town and had money and fame."
Boateng has been playing well for the Canarian side, proving the doubters wrong who thought he was only coming to the Spanish islands to have a good time.