Zvonimir Boban launches scathing attack on Mario Balotelli | inside World Soccer

Former AC Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban has criticised Mario Balotelli for his lack of professionalism.

Mario Balotelli has scored only three goals in eight Serie A games so far this season
Mario Balotelli has scored only three goals in eight Serie A games so far this season

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Balotelli has been on the receiving end of criticism for his recent poor form as the Rossoneri currently sit in a disappointing 13th spot in Serie A.

And Boban, who spent a decade on the books of the Milan giants, has now lost patience with the former Manchester City striker.

He told Sky Sport Italia: "Let's stop always talking about this Balotelli. In his life all he has done is sit on the bench at other clubs.

"He will always be smaller than Milan and Milan will always be bigger than him.

"In my Milan side he would have carried bags for players such as Marco van Basten, George Weah, and Andriy Shevchenko."

The 23-year-old has courted controversy throughout his career and has been back in the headlines in recent weeks after turning up late for training on two consecutive days.

Boban added: "He would have been slapped by people like Paolo Maldini, Marcel Desailly, Sebastiano Rossi, Alessandro Costacurta, and Franco Baresi for not arriving on time.

"His listless attitude demonstrates that he is unable to comprehend certain things with his brain. He doesn't understand what wearing that shirt means.

"He should learn from Kaká, a boy who has won the Champions League, a World Cup, a Golden Ball. He's certainly richer than Balotelli, yet he runs and works like a kid."

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