Could you get more of a dysfunctional partnership than Jose Mourinho and Mario Balotelli? We don’t think so, which is why it’ll come as no surprise that the Special One has plenty of stories from their time together at Inter Milan.
The current Liverpool striker is famous for his, shall we say, unusual approach to professionalism and after letting off fireworks from his bathroom, wrestling with a bib and having an allergic reaction to grass we thought we’d heard it all. We were wrong. Because according to Mourinho the Italian once stood him up to watch the Formula One.
“We had funny problems. I told him to be at 2pm in my office for a meeting and when I called him he’d gone to the Formula 1 qualification on the Saturday for the race on Sunday,” Mourinho told Clare Balding from BT Sport.
“He said, ‘meetings in your office I can have every day, but to see the Formula 1 is only once a year in Italy’. A couple of days later I had to laugh.”
Here’s hoping Rodgers can put the brakes on Balo’s wild ways…