NEWS
Thursday March 7 2013
'Balo & I not Strama & Cassano'

Roberto Mancini has claimed that he and Mario Balotelli were nothing like Andrea Stramaccioni and Antonio Cassano.

The Inter striker was reported to have had a frank exchange with the Coach last week, and was subsequently left out of the Nerazzurri squad for the match with Catania, as well as being fined €40,000.

But the Manchester City boss has claimed that there was never a physical confrontation whilst Balotelli was in England.

“Mario and I are like Stramaccioni and Cassano? Never,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “When Mario made a bad foul in training, I called him back by pulling his shirt – then the tabloids created a story out of it.

“Mario will never change who he is, but the important thing is that he learns to behave properly on the field.”

Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.

FOOTBALL ITALIA RELATED NEWS

TODAY'S FRONT PAGES