Mario Balotelli has admitted leaving England was a good career move which has brought relief to him. The Italian striker joined AC Milan in January after a three- year spell at Manchester City, plagued by controversies and negative press.
The controversial striker believes he was unfairly treated during his time at Manchester City. “Yes (I was unfairly treated,)’ he told CNN. “But I’m not here to talk about if I’m unfairly treated. I don’t care. I’m out from England. I’m happy that I’m out from England. That’s it. “The stuff that they said in the newspapers that I did in England in the past, a few of them are real. “The others are really just the imagination of the journalists. But when you create an icon of a person in that kind of way, after everyone thinks you are like this and if you lie about it, everyone just thinks that it is all true. “So maybe that’s why they think am crazy and do crazy things? “Sometimes I dream to be alone and that nobody would talk to me. “But I understand that football is really important and that everybody watches it. When you’re famous you have to do photos or autographs, especially for the kids,” Balotelli added. The 22- year- old also believes some people have formed the wrong image of him. “Even if you’re the best in the world then some people don’t like you and some people like you,” he said. “It depends. What is important for me is that the people who know me for real know Mario how he really is. People who don’t know me, they read newspapers and they watch TV. TV is made to give a lot of opinions… So I can’t show the real Mario to everybody. “Women I think is normal. Cars? I like fast cars and I don’t see the problem if I like fast cars. Some things have happened in my life, some stuff unfortunately and they went on the newspapers straight away. “But I don’t see anything that would make people think that I’m bad or I’m crazy. I’m a normal guy.”