Brescia owner Massimo Cellino has expressed his regrets in signing former Manchester City and Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli. The 29-year-old has so far scored five goals for Brescia before the league was interrupted by the outbreak of coronavirus.
Massimo Cellino said Balotelli can leave the club if he wants, they are currently at the bottom of the Seria A table with nine points from safety ahead of Seria A league resumption. This was because the former Inter Milan and AC Milan player has been showing very bad attitude towards training.
Massimo Cellino also said: “He doesn’t show up to training, he doesn’t look very committed let’s say, for the future of the club,” he said. “That’s the problem.” Cellino also said: “Balotelli’s got a contract in Serie A, but he doesn’t have a contract in Serie B. So if we’re relegated, Balotelli won’t have a contract any more.”
“Balotelli apparently doesn’t like to stay in Italy any more because he’s not acting that way.” “I think we both made a mistake. I thought that coming to Brescia, which is his town, would commit him very much. At the same time, I think he was handled the wrong way by my previous coach [Eugenio Corini].”
Balotelli has suffered racist abuse on two occasions this season in Serie A, with Lazio fined 20,000 euros in January for abuse by their fans. The former Manchester City, Liverpool and Nice player have not objected to all the things said about him yet, but it has been his way to always go against the protocols of any team.