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Mario Balotelli admits he will miss Manchester City after his deadline-day move to AC Milan but the Italian took a firm swipe at English culture.
The 22-year-old completed his move from the Etihad Stadium to the San Siro on Thursday, and speaking at a press conference Balotelli pulled no punches over his turbulent two-and-a-half-year stint away from his homeland.
He said: "I have to say thanks to all the City fans because they've been very nice to me and they always supported me in the good and in the bad moments. And I have to thank my team-mates, and the manager. Everything else, I'm happy that I left England.
"Good things - only when I get to Carrington to train. So my team-mates and manager. And the bad things? Everything else.
"The press, first. The weather. The food. The way you drive. That's it."
Balotelli refused to directly answer a question from one English newspaper journalist during his press conference.
However he was positive about...
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New club teammates Mario Balotelli and Stephen El Shaarawy will lead Italy's attack in a friendly at the Netherlands next week.
Balotelli joined AC Milan in a transfer from Manchester City this week and scored on his debut back in Serie A Sunday. El Shaarawy has scored 15 goals for Milan this season.
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AC Milan have completed the signing of Mario Balotelli from Manchester City .
The Italy striker, who previously played for Milan's rivals Inter, returns to San Siro on a four-and-a-half-year contract.
City confirmed Balotelli's exit on their website and the 22-year-old, who won the FA Cup and the Premier League in his two full seasons but made many headlines for his disciplinary...
AC Milan and Premier League champions Manchester City have agreed a deal for striker Mario Balotelli. A fee of £19 million plus add-ons (possibly including a bet on March madness or two) will see the 22 year old return to the San Siro, but representing the red and black of Milan.
Life long fan Balotelli had previously expressed desire to one day join the Rossoneri and is scheduled...
After a two-year fling with English football, Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has finally ended the heated relationship after returning to Italy to sign for AC Milan this January. Balotelli, widely considered the Premier League’s most flawed geniuses for the last decade, touched down in Milan on Wednesday before agreeing a four-year contract with the [...]
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Mario Balotelli (Photo credit: DrabikPany)
Mario Balotelli completed his move to AC Milan today and the move has got plenty of attention. Manchester City will not miss the antics, or indeed the goals, of the Italy international though.
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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims the club are not happy to have lost Mario Balotelli and the decision to sell was a difficult one.
Balotelli's extraordinary, controversy-filled spell at the Etihad Stadium came to an end this week as he completed a reported £19million transfer to boyhood club AC Milan .
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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has parting advice for Mario Balotelli: Take full advantage of this chance at AC Milan.
Mancini tells Italian state radio that ''Mario is a great kid, he just needs to understand how lucky he is to know how to play football, because a footballer's life passes in a hurry. Just think about (former Brazil and Inter Milan striker)...