Olympique Marseille Coach Rudi Garcia admits he “used to tell my Roma players to provoke Mario Balotelli, but he’s the opposite of what I thought.”
Garcia fought hard to bring SuperMario to Marseille from Nice in the January transfer window and so far the gamble is paying off, as he scored three goals in five games.
“Balotelli is wise now and pretty well-balanced,” said Garcia in his Press conference.
“When he was on the opposition team, I’d tell my Roma players to provoke Balotelli, but I’ve been surprised by his character. He is appreciated by his teammates, is a happy and intelligent guy.
“He’s the opposite of what I thought.”