Man City manager Roberto Mancini plays down Mario Balotelli’s reported spat with Micah Richards, and claims the players ‘are like twins’.
Love him or hate him, rate him or slate him, Mad Mario is certainly a fan’s dream. Not only does he provide headlines with his on the pitch form – which has been nothing short of scintillating at the minute – but he is front page gold off the field.
I find myself reading about his activities away from the pitch and thinking surely not – and then seeing confirmation of what I have just read.
For a player that Jose Mourinho described as ‘unmanageable’ Mancini seems to be doing a remarkable job of getting the best out of Balotelli of late – the only explanation Mancini can offer is that he has a son of Mario’s age, and the two are close, which helps him understand the Italian striker better.