The Ghana international has expressed his regrets for wasting monies in the past over unnecessary stuffs
Boateng, 29 has featured for clubs such as Werder Bremen, Tottenham, Portsmouth, AC Milan, Schalke 04 and is currently playing for Las Palmas in the Spanish La Liga.
According to him he wasted several thousands of dollars he has made from his football career on friends, cars and other material things, but has developed a new attitude towards spending.
"In two years, I spent all my money on cars clubs, and friends that really weren't," Boateng told Marca.
"For a guy like me, I grew up in a poor neighbourhood, and having all that money to spend was dangerous."
"I regret a lot of things," he mentioned. "When I was younger, I didn't work hard because I could rely on my talent. "That's not the right path. "I wish I'd worked harder, but then again, it was normal back then, since I was the boss of my town and had money and fame."