The OGC Nice President, Jean- Pierre Rivere presented Mario Balotelli to the world in a different light that is mind blowing.
It’s either Balotelli is undergoing transformation or perhaps he was just misunderstood because the testimony of the Club President about Balotelli is one you might think is about his twin.
Balotelli has been in the bad books of many managers and his fallout with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp made him describe his move to Liverpool as the “worst mistake of his life” as he told Canal Plus.
“Mario Balotelli has a reputation which I believe is not in tune with who he really is, he is a good guy. A nice guy who perfectly adapted to our team.” Rivere told CNN Sports.
Balotelli signed a 1 year contract with OGC Nice FC on free transfer from Liverpool and he has scored 15 goals in 23 league appearances. Even though his contract ends in June, the Club are happy with him and his impact in the team, be it that, they finished 3rd in their league which gives them a ticket to participate in the UEFA Champions League next season.
“The Balotelli escapades which everyone expected, especially the journalists never happened here, so no it hasn’t been difficult to deal with Mario, because he’s a nice person.”. Every manager’s dream is to have a player that scores and creates less attention from the media and Jean-Pierre had it.
“He only made some funny light- hearted videos, sometimes he did hilarious things, but nothing more…I can tell you a funny story. A couple of weeks ago we were at the airport at the walk through metal detectors, in front of policemen- we had just won; Mario was happy, all the team was- and he passed through the sliding on his knees; just like he was celebrating a goal. Now that is Mario Balotelli.”