Silvio Berlusconi Reveals Dream of All-Italian Milan Team, Comments on Balotelli

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterFebruary 21, 2016

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrives at the European People's Party Statuary Congress in Madrid on October 22, 2015. The EPP congress, which groups conservative parties from across the EU, is expected to adopt a four-page resolution tonight that calls for improvements in the reception of migrants but also demands the strengthening of the EU's external borders.   AFP PHOTO/ GERARD JULIEN        (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi recently celebrated his 30th year in charge of the club at its training ground, where he revealed his vision for the future of the Rossoneri.

The former prime minister of Italy also made controversial comments concerning striker Mario Balotelli.

"My dream is to have an all-Italian Milan," he told Sky Sport Italia (via Football Italia). "We’ve got many young Italians here at the moment. That includes Balotelli, who has taken too much sun but is still Italian."

On Balotelli, Berlusconi continued: "I’d gladly cut off his hair, though. I’ve seen him take some extraordinary shots in training, and his ball control is exceptional. I always tell him he doesn’t take the right position. I ask him why are you always playing in our half?"

The on-loan Liverpool forward has scored twice in 11 appearances since returning to Italy in August.

[h/t Football Italia]