Mario Balotelli Did Not Know Names Of His Team Mates Till December

Liverpool ‘bad boy’ and misfit Mario Balotelli, has been called out by Liverpool author Simon Hughes reports English Newspaper Independent. Simon Hughes reveals the demeanour of the Italian forward and claims the player was a vessel of disruption in the training ground and he hardly knew his team mates by name until December.

Still basking in the ambience of his 25th birthday, the former Manchester City forward was acquired from AC Milan in a £16 million that came as a surprise to the fans of Liverpool. The deal for many was described as unnecessary but a calculated risk.

His misdemeanour on the training ground greatly impaired his performance on the pitch. He scarcely featured for the team last season and his poor show-offs was attributed to his failure to amend his life style at Liverpool – it can be deduced that the player was the architect of his woes.

Nonetheless, the report by the Independent claims the temperamental forward made no effort to integrate into Liverpool’s team as he didn’t know the names of some of his team mates until the December of last year.

Known for his astute report in covering Liverpool, Hughes writes:

Balotelli’s Liverpool career unravelled quickly. Staying up with friends late the night before a Champions League defeat to Basel in Switzerland was a bad way to endear himself to manager Brendan Rodgers. Then he was banned from driving after being caught speeding at 109mph on the M62 in December.

“By Christmas, indeed, Balotelli did not know the names of some of his team-mates – regulars who feature in the starting XI. It is reasoned he lost out on moments where relationships are developed because he missed home cooking so much that rather than eating at Melwood before and after training, he organised for lunch and dinner to be delivered to his Formby mansion from an Italian restaurant.”

His current woes might signify the end of his career for Liverpool. But we awaits how everything will pan out.

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