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Borussia Dortmund signing Boateng full of praise for Tottenham

As he signed for Borussia Dortmund on-loan, Kevin-Prince Boateng was full of praise for parent club Tottenham.

The 21-year-old struggled to get a game in the Barclays Premier League after leaving Hertha for White Hart Lane, but claims he did benefit from his spell in England.

"It was a good school," he said in an interview with Kicker magazine. "The first thing you have got to do in England is think backwards.

"Ledley King was my inspiration - he is a great defender with fine positioning.

"To train with great footballers like Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov was great fun. It is fun to just watch them."

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