Register Login Scores

International

'Super Mario Is Milan's Messi'

AC Milan are still enjoying the afterglow of Mario Balotelli’s scoring debut last weekend.

The enigmatic striker made a relieved return to Italy from Manchester City, and was elated to join the club he supported as a boy.

Milan had fallen on hard times of late, especially up front, where Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move to PSG at the beginning of the season in particular left them emasculated.

But Milan’s vice-president, Adriano Galliani, spoke for the Rossoneri faithful when he admitted to a sense of excitement at Balotelli’s arrival.

Galliani even went as far as to label the hit-man Milan’s Messi.

"His signing gives the perception that we have returned as a great Milan," Galliani said.

"This Milan, in attack, is similar to Barcelona.

“We don't have Messi but we have Super Mario Balotelli."

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is also apparently purring after Super Mario joined Milan, to forge a strike partnership with Stephen El Shaarawy.

In 22-year-old Balotelli and 20-year-old Shaaraway, not only do Milan have two of the most eccentrically hair- styled footballers in Europe, but they also have a strike force that could represent Italy for years to come.  

The Azzurri play Holland in a friendly on Wednesday night, giving Prandelli the chance to test the new Milan strike duo, in what promises to be an eye-catching front line for club and country.

20 comments

Top 5

Pirates Linked With Top Signings – How Could They Line Up…

40 Jul 02, 2020 07:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mido, Chiefs & Downs – Why A League Medal Is Unlikely  

92 Jul 03, 2020 11:07 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

22 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Striker's Club Speaks Out

10 Jul 03, 2020 10:03 AM in PSL

Shaba Vs Yeye: Who Had The Hottest Cars Through The Years?

4 Jul 04, 2020 10:42 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Lorch Vs Billiat: Who Had The Hottest Million Rand Car Upgrade?

7 Jul 02, 2020 03:54 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Pirates Linked With Top Signings – How Could They Line Up…

40 Jul 02, 2020 07:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Shock Messi Transfer Update

31 Jul 03, 2020 07:38 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Official: Downs Announce Maluleka!

150 Jul 01, 2020 01:43 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Footballers Who Lied About Their Age

52 May 10, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Leopards Make Kapinga Decision Amid Downs Talk

26 Jul 02, 2020 02:19 PM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch