It is not surprising if Mario Balotelli makes a tantrum. This Italian player is known as a figure full of controversy. He is often known for his fad and sensational in the world of football.
One of his unique stories is when he was still playing at an Italian club, Inter Milan. At that time, he was trained by Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho shared his unique and frustrating experience with Mario Balotelli to CNN Pedro Pinto. According to the man who is usually called Mou, his story can be written in a 200-page book. However, the book might not be written in a drama story, but into a comedy one.
“I could write a 200-page book at Inter with Mario, but not a drama book. That will be a comedy book,”
“I remember one time when we went to play with Kazan in the Champions League. In the matches, all my strikers were injured. There were no Diego Milito and Samuel Eto’o. I was really in trouble and Mario was the only striker who could play. “
Because he had no other choice, Balotelli was chosen to play. Then in the 42nd minute, he got a yellow card. Mourinho felt confused and feared in case the young attacker would do something undesirable to cause a red card.
When in the locker room, Mou admitted that he needed up to 14 minutes to talk to Balotelli.
“Mario got a yellow card in the 42nd minute. So, when I went to the dressing room before the second round began, I spent about 14 minutes just talking to Mario. “
“I said to him: ‘Mario, I can’t change you, I don’t have a striker on the bench, so don’t touch anyone and just play with the ball. If you lose the ball, don’t react. If someone provokes you, don’t react, if the referee makes a mistake, don’t react. I beg you, Mario. “
After a long conversation in the dressing room, Mou returned to the field and faced the second half with anxiety.
Apparently, his anxiety really came true. Mario Balotelli was red carded by the referee in the 60th minute!
Spreading out to the worldwide, this unique incident became a topic which all people on the internet were talking about.
Besides the incident, Mou also told Mario Balotelli’s ridiculous behavior when he was about to have a meeting with him.
At that time, Balotelli who was called by Mourinho for a meeting refused to attend because he wanted to come to the Formula 1 event.
“Balotelli told me ‘meeting with you can be done every day, but watching F1 in Italy can only be done once a year’,” said Mourinho.
Mourinho admitted that he still laughed when he remembered the problem. Balotelli really gave a lot of funny memories to Mou.
When playing for Nice, Balotelli even made Patrick Vieira upset. This Arsenal legend said,
“Talking about Mario, I always want to argue with him or just slam him against the wall or even hang him on a jacket rack. But I can’t, because I’m no longer a player. “
Until now, after turning 28 years old, Mario Balotelli is still Mario Balotelli. He still often acts ridiculously and attracts the attention of the world.