Ghana international, Kevin Prince Boateng has earned applauds from Sassuolo manager, Roberto De Zerbi.
The Green and Black lads continued their impressive record against Kwadwo Asamoah’s Inter Milan, winning five of their last seven Serie A meetings, and this one was decided by a Domenico Berardi penalty.
However, the former Las Palmas star made a big impact in his new centre-forward role has been praised by coach Roberto de Zerbi after their 1:0 win over the former European Champions.
“I stole the idea from when he was at Las Palmas, a team that I very nearly went to work for. It’s very helpful, especially at the start of the season, to have a player in attack who can find his way out of pressing.
“The way Boateng attacks the space makes him a real Number 9, not a False Nine. We try to push the moves more down the flanks with Federico Di Francesco and Domenico Berardi.
“Boateng is also very important in the locker room. He is always positive and enthusiastic, but also very helpful for some players who just arrived and can’t speak Italian yet. If they need help communicating in English, German, French or Spanish, he’s always on hand to make them feel more comfortable.’
The 31-year-old hit the headlines this week by releasing his debut hip-hop single with the stage name PRIN$$.
“I saw the video, my 13-year-old son sent it to me…” confessed De Zerbi.
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