The Ghana international talks about family ahead of Saturday's cup showdown.
It is a mixed feeling for Eintracht Frankfurt ace Kevin-Prince Boateng as they prepare to face giants Bayern Munich in the German Cup on Saturday.
The German-born Ghana international is expected to be named in Niko Kovac's starting side when they line up against the Bavarians at Allianz Arena.
He is partly excited to be coming up against a Bayern side without defensive pillar Jerome Boateng, who happens to be his brother. However, he says his absence is good for Eintracht Frankfurt.
"I’m very sad about it [Jerome's absence], but we [Frankfurt] also have better chances for that reason," Kevin-Prince told Spiegel.
"Jerome is one of the best center-backs in the world, and without him Bayern are a little bit weaker."
Born to a Ghanaian father but different German mothers, the brothers have turned out in almost opposite ways.
While Kevin-Prince plays for Ghana and has endured a rather controversial career, Jerome, who represents the German national team, is known for his cool-headedness.
"I made a lot of mistakes, and he was intelligent enough to see what mistakes he needed to avoid," Kevin-Prince added.
"And of course he also worked hard.
"Jerome was always a good defender, but there was always this “but.”
"But he’s too sleepy. But he’s too slow. But this, but that. He trained hard and ended that.
"He continued to develop and he still isn’t done.
"He’s a very calm guy, closes his eyes, and pushes through."
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