MX23RW : Friday, October 22 22:43:01| >> :60:3106:3106:

Mario Balotelli: 'I've never been big-headed'

Balotelli: 'I've never been big-headed'
© AP Photos
Italy striker Mario Balotelli insists that he is not arrogant and wants to focus solely on scoring goals for club and country.

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has insisted that he is far from arrogant and wants to focus on performing for club and country this season.

Balotelli has been in fine form for Milan since signing from Manchester City in January, scoring seven times in six Serie A matches.

The forward is currently on international duty with Italy and believes that his exploits for the Azzurri are helping to dispel a false public perception surrounding his character.

He told reporters at a pre-match press conference: "I've never had a big head. I do not consider myself to be the best in the world, nor the worst. I am me and that is enough.

"Thanks to the Italy squad and especially the Euros, now fans of other clubs are starting to like me too. I can see from the way they act around me.

"The Nazionale has something special, something more, and I am happy that the squad is getting younger. I have been changing for a while, it's just that before you couldn't see the improvements."

Italy are back in World Cup qualifying action tomorrow night with a trip to face Malta.

ID:75947: cacheID:75947:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2044:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Read Next:
Neymar "big fan" of Balotelli
Read more about Mario Balotelli Football

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
3Manchester CityMan City85211631317
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton843185315
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8503912-315
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd84221610614
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham84221510514
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves840488012
12Leicester CityLeicester83231314-111
13Aston Villa93151315-210
14Crystal Palace81521013-38
17Leeds UnitedLeeds8134715-86
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle80351019-93
20Norwich CityNorwich8026216-142

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!