Mario Balotelli's Top 10 Quotes: On Messi, Rooney, Mourinho, Sneijder and More

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalAugust 1, 2011

Mario Balotelli's Top 10 Quotes: On Messi, Rooney, Mourinho, Sneijder and More

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    Manchester City's Mario Balotelli is dominating the news again today, in the wake of remarks made to Sky Sports Italia about life in England.

    It's hardly the first time the Italian's words have filled the back pages. Balotelli is quite literally a quote factory for the media, and he's not showing any signs of slowing up his production rate.

    For his thoughts on Manchester, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Wesley Sneijder, Jose Mourinho and more, read on. And be reminded why Super Mario is arguably the most entertaining act in the Premier League these days.

    Whether he stays put in England is anybody's guess, but football writers covering the EPL will be very much hoping he does...

Jack Who?

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    When: December 2010

    What he said: (On Jack Wilshere) "What's his name? Wil something? I don't know him. I'll look out for him next time we play against Arsenal. Maybe I'll show him the trophy and remind him that I'm the one who won it."

Better Than Rooney

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    When: January 2011

    What he said: (On Wayne Rooney) "He's good, but he is not the best in Manchester."

Martial Arts Expert

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    When: January 2011

    Roberto Mancini said: "Every day I fight against Mario and sometimes I would like to give him a punch."

    Balotelli's response: "He couldn't. I do Thai kick-boxing."

Messi Didn't Deserve Ballon D'Or

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    When: January 2011

    What he said: "I don’t believe Leo Messi deserved the Ballon d’Or, as it should’ve gone to Wesley Sneijder."