MILAN: AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli hit out at the English media, weather and food, but had kind words for former club Manchester City as he was officially unveiled at the San Siro Friday.
Balotelli, who grew up as a fan of the Rossoneri, joined Milan for a fee of around 30 million euros in a deal that will see him remain at the Serie A giants until 2017.
Although admitting he would miss the “amazing” English Premier League, Balotelli said he was “really happy” to have returned to Milan, where he played for arch city rivals Inter prior to his City move in 2010.
The football aside, the 22-year-old admitted there are few things he will miss about England.
“The press first, the weather, the food,” replied Balotelli when asked to expand on an earlier answer about the bad things he experienced during his two-and-a-half-year stay in the Premier League.
To one journalist from The Sun tabloid newspaper, Balotelli took a firmer stance. “Ever since I arrived in England, your newspaper has always talked bad about me. So I don’t want to talk to you,” he added.