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Mario Balotelli has the X-factor!
Published : 03 Dec 2010 09:23:51
| Submit Comments| Comments (107)| Printable Version1/1Play SlideshowClose MapMario BalotelliMagic man Mario Balotelli can make the difference as Manchester City try to break their Eastlands scoring drought. The Blues have gone four hours and 45 minutes without a Premier League goal on their home turf, as Bolton visit in Saturday's crunch. And City are looking to Italy ace Balotelli ? who scored his first goals in his first home start in the midweek win over Salzburg ? to conjure up an end to the barren spell. City will welcome back nine-goal top scorer Carlos Tevez and the creativity of David Silva, but Adam Johnson believes the City fans might have a new goalscoring hero on their hands. ?Everyone knows Mario?s qualities,? said Johnson, who netted a brilliant City third against Salzburg after Balotelli?s brace. ?He has already scored five goals ? and that?s what he is, a goalscorer. Sometimes you won?t see him for five minutes, but then he?ll get on the end of a cross, or get a shot off, and it will go in. ?That?s something it?s good to have in the team, someone who can create something out of nothing.? Balotelli looked less than excited after his goals, something which manager Roberto Mancini explained as being down to the fact that he sees scoring goals as being as natural as breathing. And his demeanour on the pitch does not suggest he is revelling in his new career at City. But Johnson says he is a different person away from the spotlight: ?He?s a bit of a funny character but the lads think he?s great around the dressing room ? and he has some good banter! ?He doesn?t celebrate his goals, but that?s how he is, he just doesn?t show too much emotion.? Will Balotelli come up with the goods against Bolton? Have your say.| Submit Comments| Comments (107)| Printable VersionAdd A CommentEnter your comments:Sending