Mino Raiola, Mario Balotelli’s caretaker faces the wrath of crores of Lionel Messi fans around the globe after the controversial player’s agent said Mario Balotelli could have stopped Messi from few Ballon D’Or awards but only if he had the attitude of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Raiola also manages high profile players Zlatan Ibrahimovic andPaul Pogba.
Mario Balotelli was among one of the most promising young forward players in the World a few years back, but the player himself has ruined all the chances he had with his unprofessional attitude on and off the field. Balotelli did start his career on high notes with Inter Milan and Manchester City, but his uncontrollable nature saw him slip in the ranks at Etihad which eventually ruined his top level football.
After leaving England, Balotelli suffered injuries and lost his touch which further hampered his chances. Italian national team coach Antoine Conte questioned the forward’s fitness and dropped him from most of the World Cup matches in 2015. Now, Balotelli is set to lose his place in the national team with Conte not preferring the striker owing to his attitude and fitness.
Wherever ‘Super Mario’ played his attitude caused him problems and was criticised heavily for his way of living continuously. Except the likes Jose Mourinho and Roberto Mancini who coached the player at Inter, every other manager worked with Balotelli had only ‘reports’ on him.
According to AC Milan’s owner where Balotelli plays currently (on loan from Liverpool), Balotelli has changed a lot in the recent years and the suffering his career endured has caused a big impact on the forward’s attitude. Happy to hear that, Sir ! Raiola who always have good words for his client stressed the same and he took the praise on Balotelli’s talent to another level. Raiola thought Balotelli could have stopped Lionel Messi, the five-time Ballon D’Or winner a few less awards if he had the attitude of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“If he (Balotelli) had the same attitude as Ibrahimovic, Messi would have had a few less Ballon d’Or awards,” Raiola suggested.