Balotelli to target Tevez

Mario Balotelli has promised to tease Carlos Tevez over his decision to join Juventus instead of AC Milan.

Last Updated: 05/07/13 at 12:31 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Premier League: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew challenges Sammy Ameobi

Post comment

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has warned Sammy Ameobi time is running out for him to prove himself at St James' Park.

Transfer news: Leigh Griffiths Hibernian loan move played down

Post comment

Hibs manager Alan Stubbs has played down the chances of Leigh Griffiths making an emergency loan move from Celtic.

All Articles

Tevez and Balotelli: Former team-mates a

Tevez and Balotelli: Former team-mates a

Mario Balotelli has promised to tease former Manchester City team-mate Carlos Tevez over his decision to join Juventus instead of AC Milan when the Serie A season begins.

Last week saw the Argentinian striker leave City after four years to join the Italian champions, prompting Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani to make public his disappointment the 29-year-old had turned down an alternative move to San Siro.

Balotelli did choose Milan when leaving the Etihad Stadium in January and he admitted trying to persuade his former colleague to follow suit.

He told Tuttosport: "Tevez is my friend and I told him to come to Milan, but he didn't listen and went to Juve instead.

"So he should understand where I'm coming from if I take the mick out of him on the pitch.

"But I'm not scared of Juve. I have respect for everybody but fear nobody."

The 22-year-old is keen to see Milan attract new names to San Siro as the Rossoneri bid to improve on a third-placed finish and catch champions Juve.

Balotelli does, however, see fellow striker Stephan El Shaarawy's decision to reject the overtures of several interested clubs to reaffirm his future to Milan as a step in the right direction.

"I hope that Milan can strengthen a little because, although we are strong, we will need reinforcements to compete with other teams in Europe," he added.

"I sent Stephan a message asking him how it went with Galliani and he told me he was staying, so I told him he'd made a good choice. I'm happy.

"Personally, it's nice to be told you're indispensable but in football you never know. Milan is in my heart - it's a great club with great fans. I'm happy here right now and so I will stay here."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany hails Frank Lampard

Man City captain Vincent Kompany says Frank Lampard's goal against Chelsea could prove a key moment in the title race.

No concerns over Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will continue to deliver at the highest level.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails strength of Abou Diaby ahead of return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the strength of character in Abou Diaby following his latest injury comeback.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property