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Balotelli: Leaving England “was a mistake” now rectified at Liverpool

Aug 25, 2014, 3:07 PM EDT

New Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gave an interview to the club web site that was rolled out alongside his signing, and it’s not without interesting quotes from the mercurial Italian talent.

First, Balotelli admitted his move from Manchester City to AC Milan wasn’t his best idea.

“I’m happy to be back because I left England and it was a mistake. I wanted to go to Italy but I realised it was a mistake,” he said.

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It’s part of a wide-ranging interview in which he explains his love for the uniform No. 45, his experience winning the UEFA Champions League with Inter Milan and ‘beautiful’ English football.

There was a lot of ‘happiness’ mentioned by Balotelli in the interview. He was asked about his admiration for Anfield and whether he expected the grand reception he’s received thusfar.

I didn’t expect it because I’ve always been playing against Liverpool. Whenever I played against Liverpool, the fans weren’t nice with me but that’s normal – it’s football! Now that I play for Liverpool, I can see the expectation in people. They’re very happy and that makes me very happy at the same time.

Balotelli even went ‘next level’ with a philosophical answer to the following question:

Q: Finally, what are your ambitions here at Liverpool? What do you hope to achieve?

A: As much as I can.

No doubt he will. No doubt.

  1. medic0nduty - Aug 25, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Good to have you back, Mario. You deserved better than the nonsense you had to put up with back in Italy.

  2. footballer4ever - Aug 25, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    ” Iā€™m happy to be back because I left England and it was a mistake. I wanted to go to Italy but I realised it was a mistake,ā€ he said.”

    Once he gets fed up or stressed out, then he will be saying how going back to England after having originally left Italy was a double mistake…….as the Ballotelli world turns……

  3. navyeoddavee9 - Aug 25, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    How long before he’s not happy and pissed off?

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