Kevin-Prince Boateng has only conceded a day after his presentation at the debut for the Spanish football Champions FC Barcelona, a defeat. When 0:2 (0:0) in the quarter-final first leg of the Spanish Cup with FC Sevilla, the 31-year-old former Bundesliga professional status as a Central striker, surprisingly in the starting XI of the Catalans. Pablo Sarabia (58.) as well as Wissam Ben Yedder (76.) penalties for Sevilla and gave the Andalusiern a good position for the return game next Wednesday in the case of Barca, had won four times in the series, the Copa del Rey.Barca, however, came in a re-edition of the previous year’s final had to be decided by the Catalans with 5:0, hardly any chances.
Boateng was in the 63. Minute of the game and was replaced by master attacker Luis Suarez. “It is difficult to achieve after only one training unit to its highest level. But I feel good and want to help the team,“ said Boateng. “I’m happy about my first minutes with FC Barcelona. But I am sad and angry about the result. We will come back,“ wrote Boateng also on Thursday morning, Instagram. For the return game on Wednesday Boateng is nevertheless optimistic: “for Us, the last Pass was missing, but fortunately we now have a week to work on these things, and to rotate the result.”
The former Ghana midfielder Boateng, who had won in the previous year, with Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Cup, was unexpected from the Italian first League club Sassuolo Calcio switch to the Spanish Champions, the 31-Year-old initially on loan until the end of the season. Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde had waived against Sevilla on some of the Stars. The German national goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen not sat on the bench, Lionel Messi in the squad. “We wanted to give Luis save and Boateng a Chance. It was a risk, but we need to dispense with the use of times, because we the 23. January in three competitions to play,“ said Valverde.
Before the Match, the FC Barcelona had confirmed a spectacular new addition for the season 2019/20. The Dutchman Frenkie de Jong goes in the summer for 75 million euros, plus up to eleven million euros in bonus payments of Ajax Amsterdam at the Catalan Elite club. So de Jong is the most expensive Transfer in the Dutch elite League. As previously most expensive Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk was changed a year ago within the Premier League from Southampton to Liverpool FC.
The Five-year contract from de Jong runs from 1. July to up to the year 2024. The Barça President Josep Bartomeu flew on Wednesday together with sports Director Pep Segura and managing Director Òscar grey to Amsterdam, in order to make the Deal, reported the newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” and other Spanish media. De Jong, who is Ajax in the first knockout round of the Champions League, should change accordingly, to Barcelona in the summer. The game maker had been courted in recent weeks by several top clubs, especially Paris Saint-Germain, with coach Thomas Tuchel and Manchester City were in the conversation. FC Bayern Munich had recently signaled interest in the talented technicians.