Tuttosport has awarded it’s prestigious Golden Boy award to Mario Balotelli, but the former Inter Milan bad-boy couldn’t help but say something a bit stupid.
The award is voted for by journalists across Europe to identify the most talented up and coming football under 21 years of age.
Balotelli picked up top spot with Man Utd’s goalkeeping target David de Gea finishing in third, however the former Inter Milan starlet had apparently never heard of the player that finished second, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere.
In a brilliant set of quotes, Balotelli rubbed salt into the wound by suggesting he flaunt his trophy:
‘There’s only one that is a little stronger than me: Messi, all the others behind me.’
Can he be serious? A player that has spent the majority of the season slumping around the football pitch and nearly getting sent off believes that only Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is superior in ability, it’s pretty flabbergasting.
Balotelli couldn’t help but once again fuel the Man City transfer train either. He once again expressed his desire to play at AC Milan and suggested it may be in the next few years as he wants to partner Swede striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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