Monday, 18 March 2013
“Most of the stories written about me are invented” – Balotelli
the stories that were published about him, while he was in England,
The 22-year-old striker, who endured a torrid time at Manchester City,
lashed out at media people, who make money from making up stories
"They invent too many stories about me," he said. "I never burned my
house down, never came to blows with Manchester United fans and never
wore Milan's socks to training at Inter – 0.01 per cent of what they
say about me is true.
"I've destroyed zero cars, and the only real fine I've ever paid was
when I came to Italy instead of celebrating the title [last season]
with Manchester City.
"As a child, I've been unable to do the normal things of boys my age.
You can have a nice car or house, but sometimes it makes it hard for
me to try to be seen as a normal guy."
The AC Milan player also denied talk of rifts with former coaches
Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho and expressed his admiration for
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
"I was lucky enough to have coaches who were all great. I had a lot of
quarrels with Mourinho on the field, but I also remember good times
and joy, when we laughed," he said.
"With Mancini, I committed a foul in training and he was angry, but
nothing more. We've reconciled.
"There are three players who I admire and who are stronger than me –
Messi, Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic. I hope to become the strongest player
in the world. That I have not won the Balon d'Or is my own fault."