Striker seeks advice from legendary Brazilian
Self-styled ‘troubled striker’ Mario Balotelli has promised to curb his wild streak – if he gets to meet Original Ronaldo for a heart-to-heart chat.
In an interview on Italian telvision, the 20-year-old revealed Il Fenomeno is the only one he’s likely to listen to for life lessons, despite the legendary forward’s infamous dalliances with tranny prostitutes and wheelbarrows loaded with pie:
If you introduce me to Ronaldo, I swear I’ll behave until I give up playing football. I have never met him, but when you see the idol of a lifetime it can change you. It can change your way of being.
I don’t know how I can explain it. There are many great players, but Ronaldo was the greatest and so one word from him is worth more than a thousand of all the others.
Balotelli also claimed his behaviour in England hasn’t actually been that bad, considering, and promised City fans he’s ready to pull his socks up:
In any case, I already behave myself fairly well, but I’ll try to stop doing those stupid little things. But these things happen. [City fans will] soon see the real Mario on the field!
We’re sure Roberto Mancini is on the phone to Ronny already.