Sunday May 4 2014
Mancini: 'Balotelli needs time'

Roberto Mancini warns Mario Balotelli “still needs time” to become a true star ahead of tonight’s Milan Derby.

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“I haven’t spoken to Balotelli since our time together at Manchester City,” Galatasaray Coach Mancini told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“When I stop working with a player, I usually don’t keep regular contact with him.

“I feel Balotelli still needs time for his talent to truly explode.”

SuperMario caused controversy last week when engaging in a row on live television with Sky Sport Italia pundits, telling them they “understand nothing about football.”

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