If you have been watching Ligue A, you will know that notorious bad boy Mario Balotelli has been the brightest light in a confidence searching Nice FC.
After a horrid spell at Liverpool and another forgettable loan move to Ac Milan, he was sold to Nice on a virtual free transfer. He’s reputation in tatars but domestically and at national level.
Nevertheless, the player once dubbed Super Mario has started to rebuild his career again in France. It all hasn’t gone without incident but comparing to his exploits in Italy and England, one can say he is learning.
This season alone, the player has netted 8 times in 11 appearances in all competitions. This is a far better record than that of 2014-2016 combined. The Italian only managed 2 goals in 2 years for 2 top teams in Liverpool and Ac Milan. Mario is surely functioning again.
The biggest evidence of this could be him being called up for their World Cup Play-offs by the Azzurri Boss Gian Piero Ventura. Who has gone on record to distance himself from the player. If Mario can play himself into the struggling national side. It would be a big step in the eccentric story of Mario Balotelli.
As usual time will tell if his rebuilding campaign will be successful. The truth is, it all depends on the man himself. The talent is there, it’s just if he is willing to harness it effectively .