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'Out Of Shape' Balotelli Scores Cracker On Debut

AC Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has criticised Mario Balotelli for being 'out of shape' despite the Liverpool flop scoring in their friendly win.

Read: Balotelli A Changed Man At Milan

The controversial striker scored a goal, assisted one and won a penalty in Milan's 3-2 friendly win over Mantova on Thursday.

Despite his contributions, Mihajlovic pointed out that the Rossoneri played a considerably weaker team, and that Balotelli is not in the best shape at the moment.

"Balotelli? We played a team from Serie C," he told Premium Sport.

"We see that he is not in good condition and must improve."

The 25-year-old has been hailed in Italian press since rejoining Milan on loan, with reports suggesting the forward is working hard to turn his career around.

Balotelli was often criticised at Liverpool for his behaviour on and off the field, but has vowed to act less like a kid and more like a man.

Read: Milan CEO Praises Balotelli's Commitment

The striker scored just four goals in 28 games in his time at the Anfield club.

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