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Nice Coach Slams Balotelli

Nice Coach Slams Mario Balotelli

By Kurt Buckerfield - Aug 23, 2017 08:58 AM @KurtLaduma

Nice manager Lucien Favre had some harsh words of criticism for Italian striker Mario Balotelli after his performance against Napoli on Tuesday night.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see some pictures of Balotelli in action against Napoli!

The French club took on Napoli in the final play-off round for the UEFA Champions League, with the Italian team advancing after a convincing aggregate score of 4-0.

Balotelli was unable to inspire Nice to a comeback, and Favre lamented the striker's display, admitting he should have substituted the striker off earlier than he did.

"I don't want to talk about his performance. It was a negative performance and he should've come off a lot earlier," he told Mediaset Premium.

"Mario did not play well and I should've replaced him earlier.        

"I call it the way I see it, he wasn't good enough tonight."

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Balotelli has scored 18 goals in 31 matches For Nice since his arrival at the club last season.

Do you hope to see Balotelli in Italy's 2018 FIFA World Cup team? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 24, 2017 11:28 PM
I don't think italy need him they have Insigne.
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thasbu@143 Aug 24, 2017 05:07 PM
Mario will retaliate, he's waiting for the right time...be warned coach!!!
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Warras4khosi Aug 24, 2017 03:06 PM
He is not bad 18 goals in 31 matches
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Joey Negro Aug 24, 2017 10:30 AM
With Super Mario, it is clear as dealing with the child
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Juju16 Aug 24, 2017 12:41 AM
What held you from substituting your cow a bit earlier then?? stupid coach!!
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Mpho Poster Aug 23, 2017 07:31 PM
Bad coach. Only CR7 can bring bck his Team
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Faysal Aug 23, 2017 03:54 PM
Blame your self than
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Povie09 Aug 23, 2017 11:02 AM
So why are you crying?don't messe up with Ballatale
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nicco14_k4l Aug 23, 2017 10:33 AM
This coach is pressing the wrong buttons.What happens about the coach protecting its players rule?
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 23, 2017 10:10 AM
Is not easy cowditor and yesterday he was not there crc and i agree wth u coach maybe its bcz Napoli is frm Italy loool
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kgotso kgatla Aug 23, 2017 09:57 AM
58% return not bad indeed
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Kgandashisa the King Aug 23, 2017 09:54 AM
So coach means that Baloteli is 11 players
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connaissance09 Aug 23, 2017 09:48 AM
lol and in the first round?
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Farrington MminaPig Malepe #KaboYellow Joined: 24 Jul 2017
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This coach though
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Thapza@K4l Aug 23, 2017 09:13 AM
Mxm stupid coach
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MOKOKOTLO Aug 23, 2017 09:11 AM
not good to criticise your players in public

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