Oh dear, why does he say these things?
Seriously, why? I mean, I’ve heard of self confidence before but this is just utterly ridiculous.
Mario Balotelli, the precocious 20 year-old Manchester City forward, has said that following the arrival of Edin Dzeko at the City of Manchester Stadium, the Blue side of Manchester now boasts the best forward line in world football.
“Our attack of Balotelli-Tevez-Dzeko is the best in the world,” Balotelli told the Gazzetta della Sport.
“We are the strongest. Better even than Barcelona and Real Madrid.”
Now just a little fact Mario, as I can’t be bothered to divert too much time to your latest offering of wisdom.
Barcelona have played 19 matches in La Liga so far this season. They’ve scored 61 goals in those 19 matches and are rightfully lauded as the most stylish side in world football – Oh, and they have Lionel Messi, the best player in the world, and David Villa perhaps the world’s best finisher.
Manchester City have played in 23 Premier League matches this season. City have managed the more modest total of 37 league goals – Carlos Tevez has dragged their forward line away from mediocrity, whilst Balotelli has hardly set the world alight and it’s too soon to decide whether Dzeko will be the real deal for City.
Therefore, I think it is safe to assume that the Barcelona attack is what Manchester City should strive to emulate, and the volatile Italian youngster should set about trying to achieve half of what Lionel Messi has already achieved in the game.
Just plain stupidity once again from ‘Super’ Mario – He really should think before he says some things.
(PS. Balotelli also claimed that he is better than Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney – on current form, it’s close – much closer than it would have been 12 months ago.)