S-a dus și Mario. Nu știu dacă o să-l mai vedem vreodată în Premier League. Probabil că nu. După anul ăsta ratat la Liverpool eu am un singur regret. Mai mult decât faptul că nu a reușit nimic notabil pe teren, Balotelli și-a pierdut și capacitatea de a face ceva de genul “Why always me?” sau felul în care nu reușea să pună pe el tricoul de antrenament.
Acum va lucra cu Siniša Mihajlović. Care se adaugă unei liste de antrenori care îi cuprinde pe: Roberto Mancini, Massimiliano Allegri, Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi, Brendan Rodgers. Plus încă doi care încearcă să explice inexplicabilul:
José Mourinho (Inter, 2008–10)
It was great fun, I always thought that was great fun and I have good memories of that. Obviously with a kid like him – maybe now he is a bit different – at that time you have your ups and downs and we had our ups and downs. But at the end of the day I enjoyed it, I think he enjoyed it too. He learned a few things – or not! – but he enjoyed it too and he was a Champions League winner at 19.
Cesare Prandelli (Italy, 2010–14)
Balotelli is not a great player, he is only a player who has the chances to become one. I told Mario that if he wants to become the type of player he thinks he is, then he needs to come back to reality. If he came back down to earth then he could actually be a great player and not just a player who has the ability to be one. He is a good guy really but he lives in a dimension that is far away from reality. That doesn’t say anything, though. He is only 24 and has the possibility to build on this experience.
Acesta să fie epilogul?
Pe Balotelli nu l-as lua nici la Rapid :))