Mario Balotelli has promised to turn over a new leaf this season with Italy and Manchester City. “I want to score and be more decisive.”
The striker had a troubled debut campaign in the Premier League with more headlines about his off the field behaviour than his performances on it, plus a series of injuries.
“I play alongside great champions and lovely lads. I'm very happy in Manchester,” he told the Corriere dello Sport.
“Last season I scored 10 goals, but I want to net more and will work hard to achieve that. I need to be more decisive.
“It doesn't matter what Roberto Mancini expects of me, as I know what I can do and realise I have to give my best.
“I really think Manchester City are ready to fight for the title. It'll be important to beat the smaller sides and have a consistency that we lacked last time out. If you want to win the Premier League, you have to face every match with the same approach.
“I believe City are already on a par with Chelsea and that is an important sign. Then there's the Champions League, a tournament I know well and only failed to play in last season.
“It is a prestigious tournament and we can achieve some great things there, too.”
There are strong reports Balotelli could get a new strike partner this summer, as Carlos Tevez requested a transfer and Atletico Madrid's Sergio ‘Kun' Aguero is heading to Eastlands.
“I never played against Kun, but I saw him on television and realised he's a great player who is very mature for his age,” continued Balotelli.
“Aguero and Tevez are both top players. If Sergio arrives, then Carlitos can leave.”