Mario Balotelli will be a happy boy this week. His AC Milan team progressed through to the group stage of the Champions League after coming through a tricky looking two legged affair against PSV Eindhoven. More importantly for Balotelli, he scored.
11 times in 12 years Milan have made this stage of the Champions League- very impressive from the 2008 winners of the competition who many are quick to write off this time around. Balotelli inevitably thought their progression was in no uncertain terms down to his brilliance.
The Italian international manages to serve us with something to write about on almost weekly basis- many people know his history with fireworks and darts but recently his activities have been based on more subtle and caring things like adopting a pet pig and playing the piano for his international captain Andrea Pirlo. Mario is showing a soft side.
In an expression of what is quickly being dubbed Marioism Mario (not the pet pig, the player) was told by an excited journalist that he resembled the style of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the football pitch against PSV. Mario responded by saying ‘we are different’. The journalist then reassured him it was a compliment to which Mario responded ‘yes, yes for him’!
Mario- never one to doubt his own ability and never one to disappoint when it comes to comedy!