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Monday September 21 2015
Mihajlovic: ‘Balotelli exemplary’

Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic says Mario Balotelli’s behaviour has been ‘exemplary’.

The forward returned to the Rossoneri on loan from Liverpool this summer, having courted controversy in the past with his attitude.

“I knew Balotelli when he was 17 [at Inter], and I’m back with him at 25, I don’t know how he behaved in the meantime,” Mihajlovic told journalists in his pre-Udinese Press conference.

“Now he's behaving in an exemplary way. I always try to encourage him to train at his best.

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Monday September 21 2015
Bacca ‘wants to repay fans’ love’

Carlos Bacca ‘wants to repay the love of the fans’ and believes that Milan are continuing to improve.

The Colombia international scored twice in the Rossoneri’s 3-2 win over Palermo on Saturday and Sinisa Mihajlovic's side face Udinese next at the Stadio Friuli on Tuesday.

"I’m very happy to be playing at a club as big as Milan,” Bacca told Colombian outlet El Tiempo.

“I'm working hard to achieve the level required by this team.

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Sunday September 20 2015
Berlusconi: 'Rather Balo than Ibra'

President Silvio Berlusconi admires the new Milan and feels it’s better to have Mario Balotelli than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The patron spoke to reporters when leaving a dinner with CEO Adriano Galliani, having been in the stands for a 3-2 victory over Palermo.

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Saturday September 19 2015
Bacca: 'Milan are improving'

Carlos Bacca said Milan are “improving game after game” following his brace in a 3-2 win over Palermo.

“It’s a great result. We worked very hard towards this, despite the defeat in the derby, we are improving game after game,” the Colombian told Sky Sport Italia.

“I’m very happy to have scored, as a striker always wants to find the net and help the team to win. I give 100 per cent for the team.”

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Saturday September 19 2015
Zamparini: 'Miha owes me!'

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini fears Mario Balotelli tonight and said Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic “owes me.”

The two teams face off at San Siro at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“I would’ve preferred to face Milan in the opening round, not now they are fired up and angry at having lost to Inter,” Zamparini told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Saturday September 19 2015
Baggio: 'Advice for Balotelli'

Roberto Baggio would “like to talk to Mario Balotelli, play with Leo Messi” and is won over by Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi.

The Divine Ponytail sat down with the Corriere dello Sport for a lengthy interview and discussed the Milan striker’s complex career.

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Friday September 18 2015
Cesare Maldini: ‘Leave Balotelli alone’

Cesare Maldini believes Mario Balotelli ‘should be left in peace’ to resurrect his career at Milan.

The forward has arrived on loan from Liverpool after a disappointing season in England, and is one of the most talked-about players in Serie A.

“I hope Mario can do well in a Milan shirt,” Maldini, who made over 400 appearances for Milan, and whose son Paolo played 902 times, told Palermo24.

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Friday September 18 2015
Mexes left out for Milan

Philippe Mexes is once again left out, as Sinisa Mihajlovic names his Milan squad for the visit of Palermo.

The Frenchman was on the verge of leaving the Rossoneri this summer, before President Silvio Berlusconi stepped in to block the transfer.

Despite the patron’s intervention, the 33-year-old does not appear to be part of Mihajlovic’s plans, and has not made a single competitive appearance so far this season.

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Thursday September 17 2015
Abate: ‘Balotelli can be main man’

Ignazio Abate believes Milan teammate Mario Balotelli can be a ‘protagonist’ for the rest of the season.

The forward has returned the Rossoneri after an unsuccessful spell with Liverpool, and Abate took the time to praise him in an interview with Milan Channel.

“Mario is doing great in training, and he was good in the derby,” the full-back explained.

“I’m sure that from here until the end he can be a protagonist, although we don’t want to put too much responsibility on him.

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Thursday September 17 2015
‘Balo not a star or a leader’

Former Milan great Alessandro Costacurta warns: ‘Mario Balotelli isn’t a star player or a leader.’

The ex-Rossoneri centre-back underlined his belief that the striker can help Milan, but shouldn’t be put centre stage again.

“Mario is a player who can help Milan, but not someone who can win games by himself,” Costacurta ssaid to Tuttosport.

“It’s important that Balotelli is considered as a help and not as the star of the team.

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