24 Mar '11, 11am

Flying visit, but here's that Balotelli article. Why City should help him, not sell him.

Help with his temperament. Help with the pressures of fame. Help with those complicated training bibs. According to his national coach Cesare Prandelli, the Manchester City striker has admitted as much in a private phone call. The only question now is whether or not he'll receive it. Many observers would be happy to see the back of Balotelli. One British tabloid referred to him as a 'barmpot' and described him as a 'misfit maverick with little interest in his club, his colleagues or his fans'. This view is by no means exclusive to the grubbier end of the popular press. To some, Balotelli is an emblem for modern football. Lavishly rewarded, tenderly mollycoddled and forever indulged. A spoiled man-child with more money than sense. Since arriving in England, he has written off his sports car, fought teammates and seen two red cards and nine yellow ones, while scoring six lea...

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/sports/story/0,4136,274682,00.html

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