Boateng: I'm 100 per cent Rossonero
Kevin-Prince Boateng has insisted he is 100 percent committed to AC Milan after joining the club on loan from Genoa. I Rossoblu only signed the Ghana international from Portsmouth for €6.5m earlier this week, but allowed him to move to the San Siro for the 2010/11 season with the view to making a profit on him should they decide to sell.
But despite being owned by Genoa, Boateng declared that there's only one club that matter to him. "I don't care about how Milan brought me here, I feel 100 per cent Rossonero and I have to show that I can play at this level," he told reporters.
"I'm not afraid of the competition, I know it won't be easy to get in the team but I'll work hard and learn from [Andrea] Pirlo, [Clarence] Seedorf and [Gennaro] Gattuso."
The 23-year-old, who will wear the No27 shirt for Milan, said he is also prepared to play anywhere to get in the team. "I'm ready to play in any midfield position and to give 100 per cent every day.
"This is a big step in my career, I have to thank God and my family, and now is the time for me to pay back those who believed in me. This is a dream come true. My team-mates, the staff, the coach, they've all welcomed me as family and I've never before seen a training centre like Milanello."
Boateng also insisted he's a more mature person. "Everything you've read about me is in the past," he said.
"I'm a new person compared to when I was younger. I've learnt from my mistakes and I ask, critics and fans alike, to judge me at the end of the season."