The former AC Milan striker has been a great success in his first season with OGC Nice in Ligue 1.
Super Mario spoke to Mediaset Premium in an interview this afternoon and discussed his near move to Juventus, his love for Naples, and his adjustment to a new league.
Balotelli on last summer move to Milan:
“Before the move to AC Milan I almost moved to Juve, however there were some problems and the transfer did materialize. The second experience? Last year was not a great one, mostly due to physical issues.
Balotelli on his love for Naples:
“I love Naples and Neapolitans, my daughter currently lives there, but at the moment a return to Italy is not in my plans, I just think of Nice”
Balotelli on adjusting to Ligue 1:
“I found a coach who believes in young players here and a very strong and united team, everything ks great so far. If I win the championship? There is still a long way to go”
Balotelli on a potential return to the national team:
“I have always been a fan of Italy. If Ventura calls me I just have to play the way I know how”
It has been over two years since Balotelli last appeared for the national team, his last appearance was in a 1-0 tournament ending loss to Uruguay were he was subbed off by then coach Cesare Prandelli due to disciplinary reasons. It will be interesting to see if Ventura recalls the in form man as the 26 year old is averaging a goal per game with his new club.