Mino Raiola, has attempted to undo some of the damage done by Mario Balotelli’s latest social media controversy, claiming that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been the best coach the striker has ever had.
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Raiola, who was quoted by Sky Sports earlier today, was speaking less than 48 hours after Balotelli’s cryptic dig at the Liverpool management, where he appeared to bemoan the fact that he was only an unused substitute for Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Burnley.
He said: “Right now, I think Mario has a very interesting development for his career. He has found a coach who asks of him things that had never been requested of him until now, including the discipline of running without the ball.
“This allows him to grow as a person and as a football player. He’ll come out even stronger. He is proud of his team (Liverpool) and that is the most important.”
Balotelli was also left on the bench for Sunday’s 2-1 win over former club Manchester City. The Italian, who has scored just four goals in all competitions this season, said earlier this week: “Someone doesn’t like me but differently (sic) of what they say about me I’m a team player and I’m so proud of my team, of this win and of these fans! Let’s keep going. Bravi Ragazzi!!! YNWA !!!”