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Italy: Former Marseille striker Mario Balotelli joins hometown side Brescia

3 19.08.2019 Инфо

M/S Brescia Calcio player Mario Balotelli arriving at presser, Brescia *NO CUTAWAYS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Mario Balotelli, Brescia Calcio Player (Italian): "The president [Massimo Cellino owner of Brescia] and I met in England a long time ago. I have come to this decision to join Brescia through Mino [Mino Raiola, Mario Balotelli's agent] We met, we talked... in the end it was not so hard to choose Brescia." *NO CUTAWAYS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Mario Balotelli, Brescia Calcio Player (Italian): "Fears? Zero. I'm fine. Targets? Make this team grow as much as possible, get the support of the team-mates and support them. Fear of failure, indeed, seems something that you [reporters] have more than I do." *NO CUTAWAYS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Mario Balotelli, Brescia Calcio Player (Italian): "Often when I publish something on Instagram, I don't think about it: I like it and I put it on. They bring back so many annoying things to me. I'm not someone who watches television or who reads a lot, anyway now I'm used to this fact, you can't please everyone, it's normal." *NO CUTAWAYS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Mario Balotelli, Brescia Calcio Player (Italian): "I hope with all my heart that episodes [of racism] will not happen again as they did years ago when I used to play in Italy. But, I can't already start thinking about this, let's hope it won't happen." *NO CUTAWAYS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Mario Balotelli, Brescia Calcio Player (Italian): "My mom started crying when I told her "Look, maybe I'll go to Brescia! What do you think about it?". She cried and I told her: "Come on, give me an answer, because I have to decide!". Then she was obviously very happy. My father was from Brescia, it would have been a dream for him to watch me play here, that's why my mom was very happy." *NO CUTAWAYS AT SOURCE*
M/S Balotelli given Brescia shirt by club owner Massimo Cellino *NO CUTAWAYS AT SOURCE*
M/S Balotelli with shirt
C/U Balotelli waving at fans
M/S Brescia fans chanting: "Olay, Olay, Olay, Olay, Mario Mario!"
SCRIPT
The former Marseille striker, Mario Balotelli, has formally joined his new side Brescia Calcio on Monday where he attended a press conference and received his new teams colours in Brescia, northern Italy.
"The president [Massimo Cellino owner of Brescia] and I met in England a long time ago. I have come to this decision to join Brescia through Mino [Mino Raiola, Mario Balotelli's agent] We met, we talked... in the end it was not so hard to choose Brescia," Balotelli told reporters.
The Italian striker grew up in Concesio on the outskirts of Brescia.
The new Italian Serie A league season begins on Sunday where Brescia are set to play Cagliari. Balotelli will sit out the match as he is currently serving a four-match ban after getting a red card during his last game for Marseille.