With lots of talk on whether Mario Balotelli will still be a Manchester City player or not next season, the Italian striker has spoke out on what he wants to happen. ”My future? I’m under contract at City and I have no intention of changing shirt,” the 21-year-old striker said.
The Italian has had a decent scoring 17 goals in only 31 games but the behaviour is the thing that has caused Roberto Mancini so much concern. Balotelli has been sent off twice though and his temperament as well as general attitude to his fellow colleagues is one that troubles the Manchester city hierarchy.
“I am only thinking about winning the title at the moment,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Why do you always talk of Inter and Milan for me?”
“I don’t have nostalgia for Italy. The Premier League is an experience that is serving me very well. When I was at Inter Milan I called my mother to solve every little problem. Now I have to go it alone. I still have to improve, especially as a footballer,” he told the newspaper. “Above all my behaviour on the pitch, but also tactically. I have the fortune to be working with Mancini, one of the best managers in the world, if not the best.”
”Things are going well between us. After my red card against Arsenal he feared a long ban so he spoke about me with such harsh words. But we have explained things to each other. I know that he believes in me.”
Balotelli was also asked about his team mate Carlos Tevez who is not back in the team and scoring for fun. He said: “When I arrived here [in the summer of 2010 from Inter] I trained to have fun. But from him I have learnt to always give everything, every day. Carlitos is very special and as such we can say that he is very similar to Ibra [AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic].”
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