And his latest comments are likely to cause surprise at World Player of the Year Lionel Messi's Barcelona, the reigning Spanish champions and
2009 Champions League
winners, now widely considered to be one of the greatest attacking teams of all time.
He has also hit out at Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, whom he played under at Inter for the past two seasons as the pair fell out consistently over
Former Chelsea manager Mourinho banished him from the first team for seven matches last season before Inter finished with an unprecedented treble in Italian football with Balotelli mostly a substitute.
"Mourinho is the best coach in the world but as a man he has a lot to learn about politeness and respect," added Balotelli.
"[But Mancini] he's the most important coach I've had. Soon he'll be the best in the world. As a man he's 10km ahead of Mourinho."
Balotelli has been ordered to rest for a couple of weeks after which
his present injury,
which may need an operation, will be assessed.
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