Sunday December 9 2012
Mancini: 'Balotelli can't continue like this'

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini blasted Mario Balotelli today, increasing reports he could join Milan “He has to think about his job.”

The Italian international started today’s 3-2 Manchester Derby defeat to United, but was substituted five minutes into the second half.

“I love Mario as a guy and a player, but it is important for him to start to think about his job,” slammed Mancini.

“He has everything to play well but he can't continue to play like today. We want more from Mario because he has everything. He has top quality.

“When you have a player of this quality you can’t understand that he could continue to throw this out of the window. This is incredible.

“I saw a player like this in my life with fantastic quality but in the end they did nothing. I don't want Mario to finish like this player because it’s not good for him.

“I wanted to see if Mario did well at the start of the second half, but after the five minutes he played I saw that he was playing like in the first half.”

Milan President Silvio Berlusconi stated this weekend that Balotelli was “too expensive” at a reported £28m price-tag but the Rossoneri are ready to swoop if the situation between player and club becomes untenable.

Mancini hinted with his comments that Manchester City are fast running out of patience with SuperMario, who is a self-confessed Rossoneri supporter.

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