AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has insisted he is happy to have put his time at Manchester City behind him.
The Italian created numerous headlines during his tempestuous two-and-a-half years in England, but claims he was given a raw deal.
Balotelli, who returned to his homeland in January, says that his love of women and fast cars is just "normal".
He told CNN: "I'm really happy now. I have my family near me and my friends. I can relax and find my privacy, more than in England, where I was alone."
He added that many of the stories in the media bore little relation to the truth and he also defended his lifestyle.
Balotelli said: "Women I think is normal. Cars? I like fast cars and I don't see the problem if I like fast cars.
"Some things have happened in my life, some stuff unfortunately happens and they went in the newspapers straight away. But I don't see anything that would make people think that I'm bad or I'm crazy. I'm a normal guy.
"When you create an icon of a person...