Monday January 17 2011
Balotelli blasts Mou and English media

Mario Balotelli claims Jose Mourinho is “rude and as a man Roberto Mancini is 10km in front of him,” then blasted the “trash” English media.

The former Inter star had numerous run-ins with Mourinho and it seems there is still a great deal of antipathy between them.

“Mourinho may be the best Coach in the world, but he still needs to learn respect and how not to be so rude,” SuperMario told the Gazzetta dello Sport's new side project Extra Time.

“Mancini is the most important tactician I've ever had. He will soon become the best in the world. As a man he is already 10km in front of Mourinho.”

Balotelli also commented on his teammates at Manchester City.

“Adam Johnson has great technique and Emmanuel Adebayor is the funniest. Patrick Vieira and Aleksandr Kolarov really helped me out when I first arrived.

“However, England is far ahead of the rest in terms of stadia and far behind in terms of its media. The newspapers are just trash,” he blasted.

“All I can say about Sophie is that I saw her once and she started bombarding me with messages, while one of her friends was far more interesting to me.”

Turning his attention back to Serie A and world football, the former Inter forward cast his eye over the soccer scene.

“Who will win the Scudetto? Instinctively I'd say Milan, but if I think about it a bit more, then I'll say Inter, who gave me so much. If I think it over again, then I want Napoli to win! I'd love to play alongside Edinson Cavani.

“The best player in Serie A is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as he is basically from another planet. I'd pick Sebastian Giovinco as the best young Italian.

“I don't believe Leo Messi deserved the Ballon d'Or, as it should've gone to Wesley Sneijder.”

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