Manchester City manager wants Balotelli to change ways

Mario Balotelli tends to make the back page headlines on a regular basis, although the Italian’s ability to play football is often forgotten, such is his penchant for bad challenges and conflicts with Manchester City team-mates.

Manchester City manager wants Balotelli to change ways

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April 13th, 2012

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Roberto Mancini claimed after City’s recent 1-0 defeat at Arsenal that Balotelli was likely to be sold in the summer, with the 21-year-old having been sent off twice this season and potentially costing his team the Premier League title.

Mancini is happy that Balotelli has apologised following his red card against the Gunners, although insists the ball is very much in his compatriot’s court when it comes to changing his ways.

“We are happy but it doesn’t change the situation,” said Mancini.

“If he wants to stay he should change his mind.

“I spoke with Mario a lot of times about this.

“I don’t think he can stay here for 10 years together with me. This is impossible. But if tomorrow, or in two or three years, he changes managers or squads, it is important he changes his behaviour.

“He has a lot of quality but he can lose it with his attitude.”

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