Liverpool was ‘worst mistake of my life’, says Balotelli

Nice's Italian forward Mario Balotelli (C) celebrates his team's victory at the end of the French L1 football match OGC Nice (OGCN) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on September 11, 2016 at the "Allianz Riviera" stadium in Nice, southeastern France. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Mario Balotelli called joining Liverpool “the worst mistake of my life” as he prepares his debut for OGC Nice.

The striker sat down with Canal+ to discuss his career and specifically the last two years. What went wrong?

“I joined Liverpool,” was his reply. “It was the worst mistake of my life. Apart from the fans, who were fantastic with me, I must be honest, and the players, who I had a good rapport with, I didn’t like the club.

“I had two Coaches, Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp. As people they didn’t make a good impression on me. I didn’t get along with them.”

Balotelli compared his situation to that of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“Zlatan is someone you can put against lions and he is calm, you put him next to relaxed people and he’s the same. I am not like him. I need to be relaxed and have good people around me.”

SuperMario is in the starting XI for tonight’s game between Nice and Olympique Marseille.


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