Balotelli fed up with Man City

2011-08-01 14:15

Rome - Controversial Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli has admitted he is miserable living in England, in an interview with a TV station in his homeland.

Having scored a goal and played his part in City's 3-0 friendly defeat of the 20-year-old Italian's former club Inter Milan in a friendly in Dublin on Sunday, Balotelli then made the revelation to SkySport.

"I feel terrible in Manchester, I don't like the city," said the Italian of Ghanaian origin.

"Of course everything is fine with my team-mates and the coach but the city isn't to my taste.

"The only thing I can do is stay at home with my family and friends."

Balotelli has had an at times difficult first year in England since making a big-money move from Inter.

He initially struggled with injuries while he was also sent off twice but he scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 defeat of Aston Villa last December and won the FA Cup in May.

Although he admitted to being unhappy in Manchester, he moved to dampen speculation that he could be heading to AC Milan.

"My home town is Brescia, not Milan. Of course Milan are a great club and one day we could talk about (a move there)," he said.

"We'll see, for now I'm tied to Manchester but then we'll see."

Balotelli moved to Eastlands for a reported 24-million a year ago and despite his often petulant attitude, coach Roberto Mancini, who was also the 20-year-old's boss at Inter, has largely kept faith with him.

However, he did haul off the striker in a friendly against LA Galaxy a week ago during the first half after Balotelli wasted a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper by trying to spin on the ball and back-heel it in.

Mancini accused him of not taking tha match seriously but proved in selecting him against Inter that all was forgiven.


  • sjacksch - 2011-08-01 14:32

    Balotelli is not a bad player , just a pitty he is not right in his head !! Just another player that thinks he is bigger than the game !

      cambox - 2011-08-01 14:38

      You may be right, but is it a coincedence that its another Man City player. Balotelli would be a star at almost any other club

      Maverick - 2011-08-01 18:56

      cambox, this is called sensational reporting... "Balotelli fed up with Man City", yet he states: ""Of course everything is fine with my team-mates and the coach but the city isn't to my taste." Maybe the fact that ManUre is just down the road in the swamp is what's bugging him... Maybe he's smelling the stench of a dying club...

  • 2nd coming - 2011-08-01 14:47

    Man City supporter fed up with Balotelli and other players trying to up their wages by prentending to be home sick

  • Kaapie - 2011-08-01 15:13

    One arrognt kid thats needs to learn respect

  • On the Verge - 2011-08-01 15:34

    I lived in the UK for a year...I know exactly where he's coming from - It's seriously depressing...

      2nd coming - 2011-08-01 15:38

      Did you live in a mansion earning a crap load of money?

  • meelo - 2011-08-01 19:55

    Does any of you know how charitable this guy is

  • Not Black - 2011-08-02 12:40

    Mancini MUST FIRE this idiot. He thinks Soccer is some Fool's sport.... After his debacle in the US, I pray he is Teamless & Jobless.

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