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Mancini refuses to criticise Balotelli


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By Adam Huntington

Sunday 07 October 2012

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini would not lay criticism at the feet of Mario Balotelli following another row involving the Italian against Sunderland, ClubCall reports.


Mario Balotelli


Balotelli was replaced after 60 minutes for fellow striker Sergio Aguero and the fiery 22 year old stormed down the tunnel without glancing at Mancini. The City boss’ decision was justified with Aguero scoring four minutes after his introduction and the Premier League champions easing to a 3-0 victory over the Black Cats. Reports emerged after the game of Balotelli boarding a flight to Italy just hours after the game.


Mancini said: “Mario worked a lot and he had a good chance. I am happy with Mario; he played a good game.”


Assistant David Platt admitted that the Italian international should not have walked down the tunnel and revealed that Balotelli was not suffering from an injury. There are doubts over whether Balotelli can be converted from his hot-head approach and senior figures at City are reportedly concerned about the future for Balotelli. Mancini has shown faith in the striker, but pressure may force the manager to sell the 22 year old in the January transfer window.


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By Andy on 07 October 2012 at 13:22


At the airport, on his way back to play for italy during the international break. Mario was... Okay, during the game but not great. His performance on the pitch is the only important thing. I agree he needs to give more but this goes down the tunnel shit (as did johnno by the way) and flying home reporting is pathetic. People like you (and the dailymail) will result in the premier league being populated by boring and functional crap - like the Match if the Day panel. It amazes me that anyone having the least bit of personality are hounded out of the game.


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

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