Balotelli Was Lazy To Improve His Talent – Honda Reveals

Balotelli Was Lazy To Improve His Talent – Honda Reveals

Based on the time spent playing along side Mario Balotelli, Keisuke Honda claims the Italian was “ huge talent, yet he did nothing to improve”.
Balotelli has endured a turbulent 15-year career which includes spells at Inter Milan, , Liverpool and Milan before his stock plummetted amid a loss of form in front of .

Honda saw the Italian striker’s self-destructive tendencies up close at Milan, and believes his lackadaisical approach behind the scenes ultimately prevented him from fulfilling his potential.

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The former Rossoneri star told Gazzetta Dello Sport of Balotelli:

“A huge talent, yet he did nothing to improve. I wanted to change his daily routine:

‘Mario, trust me. If you want to become the best you have to train hard.’

“He looked at me with a straight face and the next day he showed up at the gym 40 minutes before the session. Also the following day. By the third, he was already bored. That’s Mario.”