The descent into hell of Mario Balotelli, genius at Inter in the mess lost in Turkey


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Talented, the young Mario Balotelli had a magical debut with Inter Milan under the orders of Roberto Mancini. He managed to become the first Italian to score 17 Serie A goals before he turned 20. On August 13, 2010, Manchester City made the most expensive transfer in history for a 20-year-old player at the time by offering themselves the Italian nugget for 28 million euros. The phenomenon quickly adapted to English football and scored 8 goals in its first eleven matches. Mario Balotelli is also the delight of his selection. After going through the hopes, he was selected for the first time with the A on August 10, 2010 to play against Côte d’Ivoire in London in a friendly match they lost. His first goal, he scored against Poland on November 11, 2011. These two dates are historic for Italian football. Mario Balotelli is the first black player to wear the Italy jersey and score for this selection. At the height of his art in 2012, he became the hero of the nation by qualifying Italy in the final of Euro 2012. A mythical double against Germany immortalized by his celebration which has become muscularly cult. Even if he does not win the competition with the Nazionale, Mario Balotelli marks the spirits and becomes a serious candidate for the golden ball.

Success then nothingness

With a Champions League, three Italian league titles, an Italian Cup, an Italian Super Cup, an FA Cup and an English league title at only 23, Balotelli has it all. install over time as a worldwide Top Player. Only, these will be his last titles. His career will mysteriously come to a halt. He does not confirm to Manchester during the 2012-2013 season, relegated as a substitute, Roberto Mancini no longer has any confidence in his player whom he considered to be « the future best striker in the world« . The striker will go on to fail at AC Milan and Liverpool. The Italian will find a breakthrough in his life as a footballer in the south of France. Whether at OGC Nice or Olympique de Marseille, the striker leaves good memories.

A lost trust

While Super Mario is expected to be at the peak of his career in 2021, he finds himself once again without a contract after unsuccessful stints at Brescia Calcio and AC Monza. His umpteenth recovery attempt, the Italian striker finds it in Turkey. This summer, he signed an expensive 3-year contract with the promoted from Süper Lig, Adana Demirspor. An ambitious club which wishes to settle at the top of the table of the Turkish championship. Balotelli has made a good start with his new club. True to himself, he does not fail to be talked about by his goals and his controversial celebrations. But when the Italian responds on the pitch, it’s because he’s in good shape! This may be redemption for the Italian international. The native of Parma hopes to be able to play the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. He could become the surprise of the next list concocted by Roberto Mancini.

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