BALOTELLI BLAMES HIMSELF: I gave only 20 percent of my opportunities, Ronaldo and Messi would not have this many trophies

The controversial footballer who was considered one of the greatest talents of Italian football, Mario Balotelli, spoke about the reasons for his failure.

Balotelli currently plays for the Swiss Sion, and the former player of Inter, Manchester City, Milan and Liverpool pushed his football career to the background due to his behavior off the field.

A few months ago, he “attacked” the Swiss league, pointing out that it is ruled by “injustice, corruption and incompetence” and compared the competition to the mafia.

In a statement to the Italian media, he revealed a part of the conversation with the previous manager Mino Raiola, who died last year at the age of 54.

“I didn’t try hard enough and that contributed to Messi and Ronaldo winning 12 Golden Balls together, which are awarded every year to the best players in the world. My manager Mino Raiola, who died last year, always told me the same thing: ‘If Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have so many trophies, it’s your fault’. He was right, too often I played with only 20 percent of my capabilities,” said Balotelli, who is currently a member of the Swiss Sion.

The thirty-two-year-old footballer still does not give up on representing Italy.

“When I wear the jersey of the national team, the feeling is incredible. I have always agreed with coach Roberto Mancini, it is not true that we had an argument at City. I still think I can play for the national team,” said Balotelli.

In the national team jersey, he played 36 games and scored 14 goals.

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