Friday January 4 2013
Ibra: Balotelli still the best

Former Milan and Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes that Mario Balotelli is Manchester City's best bet for a Premier League title bid.

The Italy international was seen confronting Coach Roberto Mancini at the club's training ground yesterday.

But the Paris Saint-Germain forward has claimed that his former teammate at the Nerazzurri is still the best option for the English side.

“If you spend any time with Mario then you love Mario,” he told reporters. “Even though he is not always the easiest player for the Coach to manage, speak to any of his old Coaches and they will say that he always has a smile on his face.

“He is a special player and has a special talent. When Mario plays like he can play he will hurt any team in the world.

“Manchester City are way behind Manchester United in the League, but if any player can retain the title for them, it is Mario.”

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