Jerome-who has a Ghanaian father -says he was very nervous ahead of playing against Ghana and his brother Kevin Prince Boateng in his maiden world cup appearance.
Then 21 years old, Jerome Boateng played in defense as the Germans eventually won 1-0
The pre match build-up centered on the two brothers who had crossed paths, and Jerome has revealed that made the game a bit complex for him. He has described this experience as one of the most pressure-packed moments in his career.
He disclosed this in an Instagram Live Chat with his brother, “It was a lot of pressure on both of us and on our family even, because I think it was really bad from the media and the whole thing against you, then (they) put pressure on me because of the story before”
“The misunderstandings between us and the fight, of course that happens with brothers but we played for two different countries, and everyone was on his own and in the game I was super nervous”
“Our parents were watching…were super proud and was a super important game for both of us so I was also super nervous”
“So I slept for 2-3 hours and I was just praying that we win the game and that I play a normal game, don’t make a mistake or anything, it was really one of the most highest pressures on me and on us for a game” he said. Read Full Story