English Premiership

Balotelli: I'm a 7/10 player

2014-11-24 12:22
Mario Balotelli (AFP)

Cape Town - With just two goals to his name since his arrival at Liverpool, Mario Balotelli has commented on his form.

Fox Sports Australia interviewed the mercurial Italian talent and Balotelli was asked to rate himself out of 10. 

"Seven," answered Balotelli.

Two years ago, the Italian striker rated himself as a 6.5 out of 10 player and was asked his reasons for the improved rating.

"Because I run more than before." replied Balotelli.

"Because goals, they will come. They're something that are just not coming at the moment, but it's not something that has gone. 

"But run, like I'm running now, I've never run like this. So it's something I've got. So I give half a point more. 

" I try to press more. For sure, I'm not pressing like (Luis) Suarez because he is different.

"He runs a lot. I cannot run like this. But I'm trying to run more than what I normally do." 

Balotelli did not travel with the Liverpool side for Sunday's 3-1 loss at Crystal Palace. 

The 24-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in training which forced him out of the clash.


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