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“My Departure From Schalke Felt Like A Punch In the Face”

Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has stated that his departure from Schalke felt “like a punch in the face”.

Boateng, 31, still habours bad memories after being released by Schalke in December 2015, six months after he was suspended over a “lack of mutual trust”, as the club put it.

The former AC Milan ace did not see eye-to-eye with Schalke’s then-coach Roberto Di Matteo.

“It’s the place I have thought the most about – it was like a punch in the face,” he told sport1.de.

“It showed me the reality that everything is wonderful when it runs smoothly. And if not, you will be dropped.”

“That was the (low) point for me.”

“And I can be proud today that I came out of there and could turn all that power, sadness, energy and aggressiveness into something positive.”

Boateng said it had opened his eyes to how fast things can go in the football business world.

“Sometimes it’s just better to split up, because then you can make a fresh start.”

After Schalke sacked him, Boateng rebuilt his career at AC Milan before a season at Las Palmas.

He has rediscovered his best form this season under Frankfurt’s head coach Niko Kovac, a former team-mate at Hertha Berlin.

Boateng helped the Eagles defeated his ex-club 1-0 in the semi-final of the German Cup in midweek, where they will meet Bayern Munich in the final.

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