Monday August 1 2011
Balotelli: I miss home

Mario Balotelli has admitted that he has struggled to adapt to the English way of life. "I don't like Manchester."

The Italian left Inter for Manchester City in 2010 for €28m, but he concedes that he does miss the peninsula.

"I'm not happy at Manchester, I don't like the city," he told Sky Sport Italia after scoring in City's 3-0 win over Inter on Sunday.

"I'm happy with the Coach and within the team, but you can't have everything in life," he continued.

"I don't miss Milan, I miss Brescia, my home. I miss my family and my friends, but I think this experience in England will help me grow as an individual."

The Italian international, 21, signed a five-year deal with the Premiership club following his split from the Nerazzurri.

"I don't know if I will stay until the end of my contract," he added. "I'm here for now and then we'll see."

Balotelli has often been linked with a move to Milan – a club who rate the striker and an outfit that the player grew up supporting.

"They are a great team," Balotelli explained. "We could talk about it one day."