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New Fiorentina striker Kevin-Prince Boateng: I blew my time with Tottenham

New Fiorentina striker Kevin-Prince Boateng admits he blew his time with Tottenham.

Boateng is now at the 11th club of his career having joined Fiorentina from Sassuolo this summer.

"I'll go back and say: I didn't treat football as a job," he told La Repubblica.

"I was an idiot. I had talent, but I trained the bare minimum, an hour on the field. I was the last to arrive and the first to leave. I'd be out with friends. I had money, I lived like a king. I'd never been to the gym. That changes your later career.

"I bought three cars in one day when I was at Tottenham: a Lamborghini, a Hummer and a Cadillac. To the youngsters, I tell them: 'You cannot buy happiness'.

"I didn't play, I had family problems, I was out of the squad. I was looking for happiness in material things: a car makes you happy for a week. I bought three to be happy for three weeks."

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