Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

English Premiership

'Mourinho is impolite'-Balotelli

ROME, January 18 – Jose Mourinho is impolite and disrespectful according to his former player Mario Balotelli.

Speaking in a new sports pull-out in Tuesday’s Gazzetta dello Sport called Extra Time, Manchester City striker Balotelli hits out at the Real Madrid coach.

The pair were at Inter Milan in the previous two seasons but fell out on several occasions, usually over Balotelli’s attitude.

Mourinho even once banished him from the first team picture for seven matches but Inter finished the season with an unprecedented treble in Italian football, although with Balotelli mostly warming the bench.

"Mourinho is the best coach in the world but as a man he has a lot to learn about politeness and respect," said the 20-year-old who expressed his preference for his current coach Roberto Mancini, whom he also worked under at Inter before Mourinho joined.

"He’s the most important coach I’ve had. Soon he’ll be the best in the world," he added.

"As a man he’s 10km ahead of Mourinho."

Balotelli, who has never been shy about blowing his own trumpet — last month after winning a best young player in the world award he claimed he was better than everyone except Lionel Messi — also hit out at AC Milan president and Italy Prime Minister for having described Antonio Cassano as the best talent in Italy.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

"Either Berlusconi’s made a mistake or he doesn’t know Balotelli very well," he said.

And Balotelli also hit out at the English press, who earlier this month reported that he had cheated on glamour model girlfriend Sophie Reade with her best friend Faye-Evette Betts.

"English football is as far ahead in the stands as it is behind in its newspapers," he said.

"All I can say about Sophie is that I saw her once and then she started hassling me with messages while one of her friends is much more interesting."

Balotelli, who reportedly had a scrap with team-mate Jerome Boateng earlier this season described City’s Adam Johnson as having great technique and Emmanuel Adebayor as being the most fun.

He also described AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic as being from another planet and said former team-mate Wesley Sneijder and not Messi should have won the Ballon D’Or.

And in a final slap in the face, he targeted his former team, saying he hoped Napoli and not Inter would win Serie A.

"Instinctively I’d say Milan, if I think about it a bit I’d say, but Inter gave me a lot.

"If I keep thinking then I’d decide, I hope Napoli win, I’d like to play with (Edinson) Cavani."

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


More on Capital Sports


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...


NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – The Kakamega High School ‘Green Commandos’ have produced a plethora of talent over the past decades in Kenyan football...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved