Football bad boy Balotelli reminds me of Totti - Garcia

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/02/2019

Football bad Mario Balotelli has reminds me of Roma legend Francesco Totti according to Olympique Marseille manager Rudi Garcia.

The 28-year-old Italy international only joined Les Phoceens from Ligue 1 rivals Nice January transfer window on a free transfer but has already made an impression, scoring twice in his first three appearances for the 1993 Champions League winners.

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Former Roma boss Garcia told Il Tempo: "Keeping things in proportion, I see a bit of Totti in Balotelli’s ability to read the game,” the former Roma boss told Il Tempo.

"He can give us something different: he plays well with the team and has integrated quickly.

"He can defend lots of balls and has good vision. We knew he’d be a good teammate and we had confirmation of that before he arrived.

"He has quality and he’s happy with us too.”

Balotelli started his professional football career at Lumezzane and played for the first team twice before having an unsuccessful trial at Barcelona and he later joined Inter Milan, Manchester City, AC Milan, Liverpool and Nice.