Italy bad boy Mario Balotelli reportedly made a joke suggesting Real Madrid are a smaller club than Spanish rivals Barcelona, but the striker has denied this.
Balotelli, who has just rejoined Serie A side AC Milan on loan, had a dig at Real Madrid, suggesting Barcelona are such a big club they would use Real’s Santiago Bernabeu as a training ground.
"Barcelona is the only club to have two stadiums, Camp Nou for matches and Bernabeu for training," Balotelli said, according to reports.
The Italian, who is known for his outspoken nature, took to Twitter to deny the claims, and accused people of making it all up.
The striker is yet to regain the form that saw him impress during Euro 2012 and at Manchester City, before being booted out of the club.
Baloetelli is said to be desperate to get back into the Italian national team setup – he has not featured for Italy since the World Cup in Brazil last year.
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