After Italy’s defeat to Uruguay in the 2014 World Cup, Mario Balotelli said he is finally ready to return to his national team.
Recall that he has enjoyed a lightning start with French Ligue 1 side Nice, scoring five goals in his first three league appearances to help them to the top of the table, above more-fancied Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain.
We all know that the 26-year-old was not selected for Italy’s upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers at home to Spain but a return to Giampiero Ventura’s squad is sure for him.
“It was right not to select me because I didn’t deserve it. I would not have given my best,” Balotelli said.
Balotelli is known for his stubbornness on the field and disrespect to some of his team members.
He had a three-year spell at Manchester City then joined AC Milan in January 2013 before moving to Liverpool in 2014.
Balotelli never settled at Anfield and returned to Milan on loan last season, only to struggle with a groin injury.
And when Balotelli returned to Liverpool in the summer, manager Jurgen Klopp shot down his chances of regular football and advised him to move on.
Balotelli said: “Klopp doesn’t know me, I spoke to him once, he told me to go somewhere else, work hard and then return. So I said goodbye to them, and that we wouldn’t be seeing each other again.”
“AC Milan has a problem in their administration,” added Balotelli.
“There’s only one person who is phenomenal, and that’s (club CEO, Adriano) Galliani. All the rest is just… confusion.”
“I am ready for a comeback”, he concluded.
We hope he makes a comeback to his national team with a good behavior.