Boateng has played his last game for Ghana, says Heldt

The Schalke general manager says that the midfielder will be motivated by his expulsion from the World Cup and does not expect him to feature for the Black Stars again
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt believes that Kevin-Prince Boateng will never play for Ghana again.

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The midfielder was sent home from the World Cup before his team's final group match against Portugal, along with Sulley Muntari, for allegedly insulting coach Kwesi Appiah - a claim which he denies.

Although Appiah says that the ex-AC Milan star could return to the national team in the future, Heldt feels that Boateng has played his last game for his country.

"We have seen at Schalke that he is as an absolute team player," he told Bild. "I can't imagine that he will run out for Ghana again.

"I am sure that this World Cup and the suspension will not burden him. Quite the contrary, anyone who knows Boateng knows that all this will motivate him more."

Ghana tumbled out of the World Cup prior to the knockout stages after losing to United States and Portugal, despite a thrilling 2-2 draw with eventual group winners Germany.