Suspended Ghanaian midfielder, Kevin-Prince Boateng has disclosed why he paid tribute to Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri during Eintracht Frankfurt's victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
The former AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspurs player unveiled a shirt paying tribute to the ailing 20-year-old, who has been left with a brain damage after he collapsed during a pre-season friendly against Werden Bremen on July 8.
And the Ghanaian has revealed he has been touched by the tragedy which has hit the young Dutch-born Moroccan
“My celebration was for the little boy Nouri.” Boateng told the Bundesliga's official website.
“We all know what happened to him and I wanted to just show them that we pray for him and we pray for the family.
“He was an outstanding football player. This is a tragedy, and I want his family to know that I pray for him.
“I'll wear the shirt under my jersey all season.”
The goal against Borussia Monchengladbach was Boateng's first in the Bundesliga since returning from Las Palmas during the summer.