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Balotelli: I'm Nearing My Best

AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli admits he struggled for consistency with Manchester City but believes his new club are helping him find his best form.

The 22-year-old netted his fourth goal in three matches since joining the Rossoneri, scoring the winner in Milan’s 2-1 victory over Parma on Friday.

The Italy international only scored two goals for Manchester City but his move has triggered a significant up-turn in his fortunes.

Balotelli almost did not get his goal on Friday night with M’Baye Niang insisting he should be given the opportunity to take the 77th minute free-kick from which the goal resulted.

"I am playing at a consistent level and nearing my best form," Balotelli said. "I had already missed two free kicks. But I said to him (Niang) that if I missed this one, he could have a go."

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri praised Balotelli for his positive attitude since joining the club, admitting the Italian giants are well and truly on the comeback trail after a stuttered start to the season.

"Balotelli scored a great free kick. Balotelli this evening suffered many fouls, but, his reaction was good," Allegri stated.

"I think the club have made a very good buy with Mario, at a decisive moment in the championship.

"We are making a big comeback now and I am happy with the players. Niang worked very hard for the team tonight too. He is very young, but has helped out a lot in all areas."


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