AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, who scored a stunning equalizer in the 2-2 draw against Brazil for the Azzurri last night, was critical of his performance in the match.
Balotelli has made 18 appearances for the Azzurri since his debut for the national team in 2010.
Balotelli started the match alongside Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, but was then used in the centre of a 4-3-3 formation in the second half where he linked up with AC Milan teammate Stephan El Shaarawy and debutant Alessio Cerci.
“I would only give myself a six out of ten,” Balotelli stated.
“I missed too many scoring opportunities. I was more comfortable and played better in the 4-3-3 formation.”
Balotelli has had a career mired by controversy that follows him wherever he goes. He made his Serie A debut at Inter under Roberto Mancini before joining up with the tactician at Manchester City after falling out with Jose Mourinho and the Nerazzurri.
After two years in the Premier League, where he scored 20 goals in 54 league appearances, Balotelli moved to AC Milan in January for a fee in excess of €20 million. Since then he has managed 7 goals in 6 Serie A appearances.