Former Inter defender Marco Materazzi has published he were given into it with Mario Balotelli after the Nerazzurri’s well-known 3-1 victory over Barcelona, despite the fact that he underlined the 2 at the moment are like brothers.
The incident dates again to the primary leg of the Champions League semi-final in opposition to the Blaugrana again in 2010, a season that noticed Inter declare a well-known treble.
Then again that fit was once relatively overshadowed by way of Balotelli’s movements at the pitch, as he got here on instead and performed poorly ahead of throwing his blouse at the pitch after the 90 mins – an incident that angered Nerazzurri lovers.
Consequently Materazzi took issues into his personal arms, and made it transparent he wouldn’t settle for that form of behaviour.
“I gave him a excellent beating, it’s true,” he stated on Instagram are living. “I really like Mario, however one time in that well-known fit in opposition to Barcelona when he threw his blouse at the floor, he in point of fact were given what was once coming to him.
“These days we’re again to being greater than buddies, almost brothers. Then again, that day he did one thing he shouldn’t have finished and that’s play poorly.
“Throwing the blouse at the floor wasn’t even the worst of it. Sooner than that fit, he informed me at the bus that he would come on instead and play poorly. At that second I promised to make him pay for it.
“When he got here on he shot from distance slightly than pushing ahead at the counter. [Diego] Milito, who was once at the bench, sought after to kill him.
“We believed in him, as he had scored numerous objectives and that performed an element in our victories, however per week after that I requested [Jose] Mourinho to position me in opposition to Balotelli within the coaching video games.
“After a couple of seconds, I despatched him again to the dressing room.”