Mario Balotelli can be as good as Ronaldo or Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists unpredictable striker Mario Balotelli can be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi if he applies himself in the right way.
Balotelli is currently struggling with a back problem he picked up while on international duty and his manager made the comments before the club’s match against Real Madrid. He insists Balotelli is one of the best strikers in football but his unpredictability means he is not held in the same esteem as the Real Madrid and Barcelona strikers.
Mancini said earlier in the year that the forward was capable of producing match winning performances, scoring two or three goals in a game but could easily get sent off in the first minute of the next match. This unpredictability has led to him being in and out of the side often missing some of City’s most important matches.
Balotelli is actually under a little bit of pressure at Man...