Roberto Mancini has warned Mario Balotelli, who was handed a three-match ban for insulting the referee at the end of the Rossoneri’s 2-1 defeat to Napoli on Sunday night, to “control his anger, because everyone knows how to get him sent off.” Earlier in the week, Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was similarly critical of Balotelli’s behavior, remarking that he has to “grow up.”
In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, the former Manchester City coach said: “His situation is a
spiral, because now everyone knows how to get him sent off. It just takes a couple of kicks to make him lose his head and they behave accordingly. In England I did aim choice words at some of his
markers, as at times the provocation was just so obvious. Whether they do it obviously or not, everyone is trying to get him kicked out.”
Mancini added: “There is only one way
to get out of this spiral and that is for Mario to control his anger. He has to resist those outbursts of anger and break the pattern … It’s not easy to be Mario’s Coach, because
when the rage isn’t messing him up then he does patiently listen to all your warnings, promising not to do it again, that he will hold back. As soon as a new flurry of anger takes hold,
we’re back to square one." Read the original story...